More Clashes in Kashmir – 23 Dead

Ongoing clashes in Kashmir between protesters and security personnel following the killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani on Friday (July 8) left 21 dead and over 250 injured. Mobs today (July 11) torched a police station in Sopore and targeted the air force airport in Pulwama along with other security installations in Kashmir.Eight hundred additional central paramilitary forces are being rushed to Jammu and Kashmir inthe wake of continued violent protests across the Valley. With Kashmir in turmoil, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today reached out to opposition leaders including Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, and discussed the prevailing situation there. The Home Minister has already spoken at least twice to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and assured her all central assistance to tackle the violent protests, which so far claimed 23 lives.

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