Budgam clashes: Death toll rises to seven, Hurriyat calls for shutdown

| Updated: Apr 10, 2017 03:17 IST

Srinagar [India], Apr. 9 (ANI): With another civilian succumbing to injuries, the death toll in the brutal Budgam clashes has gone up to seven. The civilians were killed during clashes with security forces in various areas of central Kashmir's Budgam district. The Srinagar Parliamentary constituency witnessed lowest voter turnout for the by-polls in the wake of the clashes. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expressed deep anguish over the loss of lives during today's polling and said that peaceful means and non violence are the only way ahead for getting the state out of the present difficulties. Sporadic violent clashes occurred at around four dozen places in various areas in Srinagar and Budgam districts. Srinagar Parliamentary constituency comprises of 15 assembly segments in three central Kashmir districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal. Meanwhile, the Hurriyat has called for a shutdown in the Valley in the wake of the death of civilians. (ANI)