People defy curfew, Indian troops

From Aljazeera English: “6 killed in Kashmir renewed violence

“A teenage boy and a protester have been killed in clashes in Indian Kashmir, bringing to six the number of people shot dead by security forces in two days.

The unidentified boy was killed on Saturday in the latest bout of violence, Mohammad Usman, a doctor at a north Kashmir hospital, said without giving further details.

The latest casualties marked the deadliest 48 hours in the Muslim-majority Himalayan territory since June 11, when violence first erupted after a 17-year-old student was killed by a police tear-gas shell.

Indian security forces, so far, have been accused of killing 23 Kashmiri civilians – many of them in their teens or 20s – in less than two months.

A police officer who declined to be named said the protester killed on Saturday, a 30-year-old man, met his fate when security forces opened fire at rock-throwing protesters in northern Baramulla town.

Several other demonstrators were injured, one of them seriously, in Saturday’s firing incident in Naidkhai village, the officer told the AFP news agency.”

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