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Kashmir death toll reaches 64 after more youths killed in Indian operation in Kupwara

02:43 PM | 26 Jul, 2016
Kashmir death toll reaches 64 after more youths killed in Indian operation in Kupwara
KASHMIR - Indian-occupied Kashmir witnessed a fresh wave of state-ordered violence when 4 youngsters were killed in the Kupwara district, raising the death toll from clashes between government forces and protesters to a staggering 64 since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8.

The troops killed the youth during a siege and search operation in Nawgam area of the district.
As per the claims of Indian army, the youth were militants and were killed in an encounter with the troops. One man was also reportedly arrested in the encounter, while an Indian soldier was killed in the same area.

Meanwhile, curfew and state-imposed other restrictions have continued for an 18th consecutive day in the restive valley, making life increasingly more miserable for the locals. The restrictions are being enforced to stop the Kahsmiri people from staging demonstrations, according to Hurriyet leaders.

“Curfew shall continue without any relaxation in Islamabad, Shopian, Kulgam and Pulwama districts while restrictions will remain in force in parts of Srinagar, Sopore and Kupwara,” a senior police official told media men.

The operation in Kupwara was  still ongoing till the filing of this report.

The writer is a civil servant.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal 12 April

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 12, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024


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