Srinagar: One person was killed and four others were injured as security forces opened fire on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district to disperse protesters who were pelting stones on an Army camp during a demonstration, as per ANI. If media reports are to be believed, the person who died today was identified as a class 11 student.
The situation in the north Kashmir district has worsened following fresh casualties, as more people are taking to streets against the killings.
Protests rocked many places in Kupwara and its adjoining areas to mark the fourth day of death of three persons.
Kashmir, particularly Handwara town in Kupwara district, is tense over the last four days in the wake of the death of three youth and a woman in firing by security personnel during a violent protest against alleged molestation of the girl student by an Army man on April 12.
Curfew-like restrictions continued for the third day in parts of Kashmir and mobile internet services remained affected across the Valley.
So far five persons have been killed in the Kashmir unrest.