Web Desk (May 08, 2018): A Kashmiri man injured in earlier clashes died in hospital on Tuesday, Six Kashmiri civilians have now died in protests since a weekend siege in which indian security forces killed five suspects.
Hundreds of protesters clashed with Indian forces on the third day of deadly troubles in Indian occupied Kashmir as the disputed Himalayan territory reeled from the killing of a tourist drawn into the unrest.
As news of the latest death spread in Shopian district, south of the state’s main city Srinagar, residents poured onto the streets, throwing stones at security forces that fired shotgun pellets and tear gas, witnesses said.
An Indian police officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, said at least three people were critically injured in the clashes.
Shops and schools shut across the Kashmir valley following a protest call by separatists opposed to Indian rule. Hundreds of police in riot gear patrolled the old quarters of Srinagar amid a new curfew.
On Monday, a tourist from India’s southern Tamil Nadu state was killed when the vehicle he was travelling in was hit by stones as it drove into a protest outside Srinagar.
Stone throwing is a regular tactic in battles between young Kashmiri protesters and Indian security forces.
The restive territory has become increasingly tense in recent weeks.