Home Minister Rajnath Singh said he won’t be celebrating his birthday today as the death toll in the mob violence in Kashmir rose to 16.
With three more succumbing to injuries suffered during the Saturday clashes with security forces following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter on Friday.
Kashmiris clash with J&K Police in Srinagar. AP
Wani and his two associates were killed in an encounter in Anantnag.
Quoting State Intelligence chief S.M. Sahai reports say that three police personnel were missing while 96 security force personnel were seriously injured.
Around CRPF 1200 personnel (12 companies) have been dispatched to Kashmir to assist the local administration in maintaining law and order situation in the area.
Separatist leaders, including Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, continue to be under house arrest while Mohammad Yasin Malik is also under preventive detention.
The Amarnath Yatra continues to remain suspended.
J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti urged the Centre to reach out to the people of the state for ending the violence. She expressed concern