2 killed in Kashmir clashes amidst Eid curfew

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Two protestors were killed yesterday in clashes between Indian security forces and protestors amidst Eid curfew in Indian Administered Kashmir.

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Over 60 others were injured in the violence, where security forces blocked roads to important mosques.

Officials said the Eid shutdown was to stop plans by separatists to march to the UN observers’ office in Srinagar.

For the first time in 26 years, Eid fellowship was not held at important Idgah and Hazrat Bal shrines.

Recently, security forces fired tear gas and pellet guns at protesters in the Bandipora area of northern Kashmir and Shopian in the south, as well as in Srinagar.

Reports say that a 19-year-old was killed after being hit by a tear gas shell in Bandipora. Another protester died of pellet gun injuries in Shopian.

Separatist groups have called for an “austere Eid” to mourn the death of more than 70 civilians in protests since 9 July.

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