A police officer said that four protesters were killed in Budgam district and one more in Anantnag.
The security forces opened fire to bring the situation under control. One person was killed on the spot and three more succumbed to their injuries at a hospital. More than a dozen persons sustained injuries in the incident.
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Last night, one person was killed when security forces opened fire at protesters during clashes in Srinagar’s Batamaloo area.
In her Independence Day speech on August 15, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti appealed for peace in the Valley and reiterated that “dialogue and not guns can help the people of Kashmir.”
The Valley has been reeling under officially imposed curfew and separatist shutdown that continued for the 39th day in a row on August 16.
Police said curfew and restrictions would continue in all the 10 districts of the valley. Separatists have already extended their protest shutdown to August 18.
All educational institutions, shops, public transport and other businesses have remained shut since July 9.