Two Civilians Killed In Fresh Clashes With Security Forces In Kashmir, death toll reached to 78


SRINAGAR: The incident took place on Saturday when a man got died after a security forces fired pellet guns in South Kashmir's Anantnag district.  The reports revealed that another man got killed when security forces thrown out a teargas shell in neighbouring Shopian.

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A police official said, “The name of the person has been identified as Sayar Ahmad Sheikh who was hit by a tear smoke shell in the head at Tukroo in Shopian.”

He was taken to a hospital at Rajpora where doctors declared him dead, officials added.

“23-year-old Yawar Bhat, died when security personnel fired pellet guns at protesters who were pelting stones at Botengoo in Anantnag district,” the police official said.

"Another youth killed in Shopian and it is extremely saddening. The doctors who are working in the valley are doing it 24 hours, without going home," said Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

Atleast dozens of people got wounded at the clashes which took place in the old city area and Budgam district of Kashmir.

Since the Killing of Hizbul Commander Burhan Wani on July 8, around 78 people have been killed while 10,000 have been wounded.

In Kashmir Valley, the government is facing lots of criticism for using the pellet guns during the clashes as the clashes have pellet guns have killed thousands of people.

The committee was setup by Kashmir government to find alternatives to pellet guns in the Valley. The use of pellet guns, however, has not been completely banned; they will be fired in "rarest of rare cases".

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