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Youth hit by teargas shell dies, sparks protests

india Updated: Jun 04, 2009 15:06 IST

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A youth, hit by a teargas shell during protests at Barzullah on Monday, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Srinagar, sparking off fresh protests in the Valley for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday.

Nissar Ahmad Dar, who was injured while protesting against the death of two women in Shopian last week, died in Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in Srinagar this morning, police said.

The death of Nissar further aggravated the situation in the strike-hit Valley as natives of his home place and adjoining areas staged protest demonstrations.

Raising slogans against police, hundreds of men, women and children came out to the streets at Barzullah, Batmaloo, Natipora, Rambagh and adjoining areas, officials said.

Normal life across the Valley continued to be paralysed for the fourth consecutive day today as government offices, educational institutions, banks, courts remained closed.

Authorities have deployed thousands of Police and paramilitary personnel across the Valley as the strike, called by chairman of hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani entered its fourth day today.

Police and paramilitary personnel have been given strict instructions not to allow people to assemble or create law and order problem at any place, the officials said.