Restrictions imposed in Kangan to stem protests

Srinagar: Fearing protests against the injuring of youth in forces’ action yesterday, authorities have imposed curfew-like restrictions in Kangan tehsil of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

Yesterday, a 23-year-old youth namely, Gowhar Ahmad Rather suffered firearm injuries in his head. He is currently admitted in SKIMS Soura and his condition is stated to be critical.

 Soon after Gowhar was injured yesterday, intense protests had erupted in Kangan.

A doctor of the institute said  that Gowhar Ahmad Rather son of Abdul Rehman Rather was admitted late Monday evening in SKIMS.

“Gowhar is on ventilator. He has firearm injury in his head,” the doctor said, adding that the youth was also shot from a short distance with pellets.

“Gowhar’s condition is very critical and is on the ventilator,” Medical Superintendent SKIMS Dr Farooq Jan had said yesterday.

Locals allege that the youth was hit by a bullet in government forces’ action at Kangan in during the clashes. However, police have denied the claim.

Meanwhile, the medical report of the youth has been widely shared on social media with netizens questioning police claims.

Meanwhile, normal life continued to remain paralyzed in elsewhere in Kashmir for second consecutive day.

Commercial establishments and offices remained closed, while public transport remained off the roads. Educational institutions have been closed across Kashmir.(With GNS inputs)



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