A youth was killed as Indian army opened fire on pro-Independence demonstrations in north of valley in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.
Witnesses told Kashmir Dispatch that Indian army opened fire on protesters in Nadihal village of Sopore town, about 55 kms from the disputed region’s summer capital Srinagar.
Waseem Ahmad, witnesses said, received a bullet wound and was shifted to the district hospital in Varmul, where he was declared dead on arrival.
Medical sources confirmed his ‘death and said he died of a firearm wound.’
Kashmir has been embroidered in anti-India stir since July 8 when the top rebel commander Burhan Wani died while fighting government forces in South of this Himalayan valley.
At least 90 people have been killed since the current uprising against the Indian rule began.
The Indian government has refused a UNHRC team’s visit to the conflict-torn region where the use of pellet guns on demonstrators has led to permanent vision loss for scores of people.