As the death toll in the clashes between protesters and security forces in Kashmir mounted to 30 and Kashmir Valley continues to boil, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today expressed deep shock at the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani and many other locals in Jammu & Kashmir by the Indian security forces.
India’s counterpart Sharif made a statement on Kashmir violence: “Deplorable that excessive and unlawful force was used against the civilians who were protesting against the killing of Burhan Wani.”
The official report has listed 29 civilian protesters and a policeman among the 30 people killed.
While in a wake of Violence, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday reached out to opposition leaders including Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, and discussed the prevailing situation in Kashmir Valley.
Home Minister today also chaired a high-level meeting to review the law and order situation. Nevertheless, on Sunday he assures all possible support to Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehooba Mufti.
On the clashes, Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi has expressed deep anguish at the loss of innocent lives in the senseless clashes in parts of Kashmir Valley and Omar Abdullah also said that until security forces exercise maximum restraint & stop killing protesters this vicious cycle of violence wont stop.
Meanwhile, 8 more CRPF companies sent to Kashmir and Total 20 companies deployed as of now to handle the unrest in Kashmir.