The death toll from recent weeks of violence in Indian-administered
Kashmir has risen. When security forces opened fire on hundreds of marchers in Pampore on the weekend, four people died. Four others died in a blast at a police station that had been set alight by nearby residents. A teenage girl was also hit by rifle fire on the weekend when police tried to stop demonstrators who were marching in the town of . Khrew
Police were forced to flee as residents, angered at the shooting, bore down on them.
Khrew has been one of the hotspots of violence in the
area where people have been protesting for weeks against Indian rule.The clashes, which are centred on the Muslim-majority Srinagar Kashmir valley,
have been in defiance of state imposed curfews and the presence of Indian security personnel.