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First Kashmiri protester reported dead in Srinagar since India withdrawn its special status


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First Kashmiri protester has been confirmed dead for about a month, after being injured in a protest in Kashmir, the first case of death, since India has withdrawn its special status.

The news of the death of first Kashmiri was announced after Pakistan issued a warning that India was trying to ‘sow the seeds of war’ in the Muslim-majority region, which had been a field of dispute between the two nuclear-power nations.

India and Pakistan occupy part of Kashmir, however, at the same time demanding rights to the region.

According to authorities, Asrar Ahmed Khan, 18, from Srinagar, died Tuesday at the hospital, from injuries sustained over a month ago.

He was reported injured by blunt objects, as security forces tried to control a riot that threw rocks.

Kashmiri women mourns near the body of Asrar Khan

“Some protesters claim Khan was injured by a tear gas canister, but authorities suspect he was hit by a rock,” Jammu and Kashmir Police Director Dilbag Singh told International media.

Meanwhile, the media reported at least two were killed in the protest, but authorities have denied the allegations.

Well informed sources from occupied Jammu & Kashmir revealed that the out numbered Kashmiri youth have been captured by the invaded Indian forces, these young people were taken to the unknown place.

The curfew and strict communication blockage on Thursday entered 32nd day in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK).

The valley remains cut off from the rest of the world since August 05, when the Bhartia Janta Party (BJP) led Indian government scraped special status of the held valley.

Curfew and communication blackout continues in the Kashmir valley on the 32nd consecutive day, today, where people are facing acute shortage of essential commodities including baby food and life-saving medicines.

According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS) occupation forces have killed 16 Kashmiris in the month of August and injured 467 with air-gun.

Over 10,000 arrested have been booked under Draconian law, Public Safety Act since the repeal of the special status of territory by the Indian government on 5th August.

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