12-year-old lone brother of 4 sisters laid to rest

Yamin Ahmed
Srinagar: A 12-year old boy who had sustained injures in clashes with security forces on Friday, today succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS Soura. With his death the total toll of killings has mounted to 91 in the last 92 days of the ongoing mass unrest.

Junaid Ahmad from Saidpora locality of Srinagar was taken to SKIMS (Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Soura on Friday after he was seriously injured in the clashes. Junaid was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard amid sobs, tears and pro-freedom slogans. He was the lone brother of his four sisters.

The unrest began on July 9, a day after Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Burhan Wani was killed in a gunfight with the forces.

“Curfew has been imposed as a precautionary measure in seven police station areas of Srinagar city,” a police official said.

As the news about Ahmed’s killing broke, clashes erupted in south Kashmir’s Pulwama, Shopian and north Kashmir’s Bandipora districts in addition to some parts of Srinagar city.

Meanwhile, all educational institutions, public transport and main markets have remained shut in the Valley. Curfew remained in force in seven police station areas of the city on Saturday. Normal life remained affected for the 92nd consecutive day in Kashmir. (PTK)