Amid Rajnath visit, youth dies in fresh Kashmir clashes

Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrives on a two-day visit to hold talks with various stakeholders in the State

Updated - November 17, 2021 04:53 am IST

Published - August 24, 2016 01:43 pm IST - Srinagar

An injured man being taken to a local hospital for treatment in Srinagar on Wednesday. Photo: Nissar Ahmad

An injured man being taken to a local hospital for treatment in Srinagar on Wednesday. Photo: Nissar Ahmad

A youth was killed and several others were injured in fresh clashes between protesters and security forces in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Wednesday. The death toll in the ongoing unrest in the Valley has climbed to 66.

“Aamir Bashir, who had pellet injuries in his chest, was brought to SMHS Hospital here but the doctors declared him brought dead,” a police official said.

The youth was a resident of Pohu village in Pulwama district, he said.

Rajnath arrives

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said he would hold talks with various stakeholders in Kashmir, and invited all those who believe in Kashmiriyat , Insaniyat and Jamhooriyat as he arrived on a two-day visit to Srinagar under the Centre’s outreach to the Valley, which has seen a spurt in violence since July 9.

Mr. Singh, who is accompanied by Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, will review the situation in Kashmir, where as many as 66 people have been killed and over 8,000 injured in clashes between protesters and security forces that broke out in the wake of killing of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen leader Burhan Wani in an encounter.

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