Death toll rises to 30; 1300 injured in Kashmir violence
New Delhi: As the death toll went up to 30 and the number of those injured in the fresh spate of protest and mob violence in Kashmir valley following the death of Burhan Wani, a Hijbul Mujahideen terrorist, in an encounter with the security forces last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his return from a tour of a few African nations, today reviewed the situation in the Kashmir valley and appealed for peace.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti also addressed the people and made an appeal for peace asking them to isolate those trying to foment trouble.
A delegation of Imams led by Dr. Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi, Chief All India Imams Organization, met here today the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the backdrop of the situation in the Kashmir Valley.
The delegation expressed hope that the Government of India as well as the State Government would take every possible step on urgent basis to restore peace in Kashmir.
Expressing satisfaction over the deliberations, the delegation thanked the Home Minister for the assurance to restore peace and normalcy in Kashmir valley. They also said that there is no place for terrorism and violence in Islam and added that there is a need to have dialogue with all the stake-holders. The authorities should address the legitimate concerns of the people of Kashmir to improve the atmosphere of trust and confidence, they mentioned. The Imams assured the Home Minister that a delegation would go to the valley to talk to the people for maintaining peace in Jammu & Kashmir.