Security Forces in Jammu and Kashmir ( Screengrab, Courtesy: Hindustan Times)
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Jammu and Kashmir:

Since the imposition of curfew in the state on August 5, at least 152 people in Jammu and Kashmir have been wounded in tear gas and pump-action guns, Reuters reported on Friday.

The 152 wounded have been admitted to Srinagar’s Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences and Shri Maharaj Hari Singh Hospital between August 5 and August 21, the news agency said.

However, a local government official said that the number of injuries might be higher than those admitted to the two hospitals. He said that many of those who were discharged within hours do not feature in their list.

The report has come out at a time when the central government been reportedly claiming that the situation at Jammu and Kashmir is normal and that protests have only been sporadic.

Meanwhile, today a delegation of opposition leaders who were attempting to visit the state to review the ground situation was not permitted to enter the state and was sent back from Srinagar.

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