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Around 17 civilians have been injured in fresh clashes in the Varmul District of North Kashmir after curfew was lifted from the area today. The people were protesting against the continuous detention of arrested youth and the police and paramilitary forces fired pellets resulting in major injuries. Eyewitnesses said that the clashes started when policemen came in a private vehicle and took away a number of youth from the area. “So far, we have received 14 people who have pellet injuries while two people were hit by rubber bullets and one person was hit by a teargas shell,” the hospital

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Tahir Rasool Sofi, a photo taken by an eyewitness in Varmul. By Shahid Tantray A youth has died on spot when 46 Rashtriya Rifles of Indian army opened fire on the protestors in North Kashmir’s Varmul district- 60 kilometers from Srinagar. Eyewitnesses said 24-year old, Tahir Rasool Sofi son Ghulam Rasool Sofi of Ganaihama old town, Varmul,  received a head injury during forceful protests in Kakrhama area of the district. Tahir, a masters in physical education, was taken to a local hospital where doctors confirmed him brought dead. Another youth, Mohammad Abbas has also received bullet injury in his leg.