#Day28: Kashmir Bleeds As 57 Civilians Killed In 28 Days, Over 5500 Injured

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First time in last six years, J&K Government disallowed congregational prayers at Dargah Hazratbal on August 05, 2016 as united resistance leadership had called for 'Dargah Chalo'. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

First time in last six years, J&K Government disallowed congregational prayers at Dargah Hazratbal on August 05, 2016 as united resistance leadership had called for ‘Dargah Chalo’. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

Three persons were killed and over 150 injured in fresh clashes which rocked Kashmir at several places after Friday prayers, raising the death toll to 57 in on-going anti-India uprising.

A rally was taken out from civil lines area including Natipora, Chanapora and Nowgam on August 05, 2016. Forces intercepted it at Natipora Chowk amid intense tear gassing. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

A rally was taken out from civil lines area including Natipora, Chanapora and Nowgam on August 05, 2016. Forces intercepted it at Natipora Chowk amid intense tear gassing. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

The clashes took place even as curfew was extended to more areas of Kashmir to thwart a planned march by united resistance leadership to Hazratbal shrine here even as normal life in the Valley remained paralysed for the 28th consecutive day.

Clashes erupted in civil lines area of Srinagar as a rally was stopped at Natipora on Friday. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

Clashes erupted in civil lines area of Srinagar as a rally was stopped at Natipora on Friday. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

Mohammad Maqbool Khanday was killed in action by forces against protestors who indulged in stone-pelting after Friday prayers at Nagam in Chadoora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

As the news of Khanday’s death spread, protests erupted at several places along the Chanapora-Chadoora road and clashes were reported from Kralpora area.

A massive 'All Women' rally was taken out in South Kashmir's Bijbehara on Friday against the civilian killings in Kashmir. (KL Image: Shah Hilal)

A massive ‘All Women’ rally was taken out in South Kashmir’s Bijbehara on Friday against the civilian killings in Kashmir. (KL Image: Shah Hilal)

In another incident, three youth were critically injured in action by forces against protestors at Khan Sahib area of Budgam district.

Women Rally in Bijbehara 2

Kashmir is witnessing a renewed mass civil uprising since July 09, 2016. (KL Image: Shah Hilal)

He said the injured were taken to SMHS hospital here where one of them was declared “brought dead” by the doctors.

The death of the youth led to protests within the hospital and some youth started pelting stones on the nearby Karan Nagar police station.

Bidding adieu: People offer funeral prayers of Sameer Ahmad Wani, r/o Naroo Takya Farooq area of central Kashmir's Budgam who was killed by forces on August 05, 2016. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

Bidding adieu: People offer funeral prayers of Sameer Ahmad Wani, r/o Naroo Takya Farooq area of central Kashmir’s Budgam who was killed by forces on August 05, 2016. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

One youth was killed in clashes in North Kashmir’s Sopore at the Bypass Bridge. He was identified as Danish Rasool Mir, a student.

Protestors also pelted stones on the ancestral house of Asia Naqash, Minister of State for Health, in Habak area of Srinagar. However, nobody was in the house.

As asked by united resistance leadership, people offer Namaz-in-Open at Bypass Tengpora on August 05, 2016. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

As asked by united resistance leadership, people offer ‘Namaz-in-Open’ at Bypass Tengpora on August 05, 2016. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

The house of Independent MLA Hakeem Mohd Yaseen was also attacked by protestors in Khan Sahib area but nobody was injured, the official said.

Clashes between protestors and forces were also reported from Sopore and Palhallan towns and Goshbug in north Kashmir Baramulla district and.

More than 100 people were reported to be injured in these clashes but officials refused to comment on this, saying they were busy with “law and order situation”.

People from adjoining areas assembled at Nowpora Sopore High school ground to offer Friday congregational prayers after which they took out a peaceful protest from up to main market Sopore amid pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. (KL Image: Mohammad Abu Bakr)

People from adjoining areas assembled at Nowpora Sopore High school ground to offer Friday congregational prayers on August 05, 2016 after which they took out a peaceful protest from up to main market Sopore amid pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. (KL Image: Mohammad Abu Bakr)

Earlier in the day, authorities had extended curfew to more areas of Kashmir to thwart a planned march by united resistance leadership to Hazratbal shrine.

Curfew was imposed in entire Srinagar district as also in Ganderbal, Budgam, Islamabad town, Awantipora, Kulgam town, Baramulla district excluding Sopore, Shopian town, Kaloosa in Bandipora and parts of Handwara.

A pro-freedom rally was taken out from New Colony Sopore on Friday, August 05, 2016, after mid-day congregational prayers. (KL Image: Mohammad Younis)

A pro-freedom rally was taken out from New Colony Sopore on Friday, August 05, 2016, after mid-day congregational prayers. (KL Image: Mohammad Younis)

Restrictions were also clamped on assembly of four or more persons in rest of the Valley as a precautionary measure to “maintain law and order”.

A massive pro-freedom rally was held at Khrew on August 05, 2016.

A massive pro-freedom rally was held at Khrew on August 05, 2016.

Forces had been deployed in strength in sensitive and vulnerable areas to maintain law and order.

Normal life in the Valley remained affected for the 28th consecutive day due to the curbs imposed by the authorities and Hurriyat Conference-sponsored strike against the death of civilians in clashes between unarmed protestors and forces following the killing of popular Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8, 2016.

United! Sunnis and Shias offered Maghrib prayers together in Srinagar's Zadibal area on Friday, August 05, 2016.

United! Sunnis and Shias offered Maghrib prayers together in Srinagar’s Zadibal area on Friday, August 05, 2016.

Schools, colleges, business establishments, petrol pumps banks and private offices remained closed while public transport remained off roads. Attendance in government offices was also thin.

United! Sunnis and Shias offered Maghrib prayers together in Srinagar's Zadibal area on Friday, August 05, 2016.

United! Sunnis and Shias offered Maghrib prayers together in Srinagar’s Zadibal area on Friday, August 05, 2016.

For the last couple of days, many shops and business establishments open after sundown after the resistance leaders announced relaxation in the agitation program to allow people to buy essentials in view of the prolonged shut down.

Mobile internet services continued to remain snapped in the entire Valley where the outgoing facility on prepaid connections is barred.

The resistance leaders, who have extended the shutdown call in Kashmir till August 12, have demanded that unionist politicians resign from their parties and posts.

Mashaal March in Batamaloo

Hundreds of youth took out a Mashaal march in Batamaloo area on August 05, 2016 evening. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

They have called for blocking routes to Civil Secretariat here and other government offices in districts to “ensure that no employee is able to join the duty”.

57 civilians have been killed by forces and over 5500 persons injured during the mass civil uprising.

Police have launched a massive crackdown against “hooligans and miscreants” in Kashmir, arresting nearly 500 youths from across the Valley.

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