Srinagar, October 8
In the continuing cycle of violence in Kashmir , one more teenager died in the clashes with police in downtown Srinagar early this morning, raising the death toll to 87.
The death of Junaid Ahmad, a 13 year old boy who was hit by teargas shells in the post-Friday congregational prayers , succumbed to his injuries at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences early this morning .
His death has fueled more tension in Srinagar city and rest of Kashmir which is already witnessing a fast moving cycle of violence despite the security forces and police putting up several plans into action to contain the stone throwing protests. These protests escalate and go in for major violence package on Fridays.
On Friday separatists had given a call for UN chalo- that is the march up to the office of the United Nations Military Observer Group for India and Pakstan, a relic of the 1948 ceasefire between India and Pakistan following the Indian forces’ move to repulse the Pakistan sponsored tribes men’s invasion of the Himalayan state.
The authorities have imposed curfew in several places in Srinagar as a precaution , but the level of tension is very high.