Kashmir: As Kashmir continues to remain tense, over the encounter of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired an all-party meeting to discuss the prevailing situation in the Valley.
The meet is being attended by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and other senior leaders of various political parties
The Rajya Sabha on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution calling for a return to normalcy in Kashmir. Opposition leaders have voiced their concern over a month-long curfew in the Valley, and demanded doing away with pellet guns.
Wani was killed by the security forces on July 08 by a joint team of the special operations group of the Jammu and Kashmir Police and 19 Rashtriya Rifles at Bumdoora village in Kokernag area of Anantnag district.
Since then tensions have been simmering across Kashmir. Adding fuel to the fire, the separatist leaders like Syed Ali Shah Geelani have been giving call for shutdown, ever since the Hizbul poster boy was killed.
Meanwhile, authorities today imposed curfew and restrictions across Kashmir to prevent protests called by the separatists.
Separatists have called for a complete shutdown till August 18. All senior separatist leaders continue to remain under preventive detention in Srinagar for the last 35 days.
The National Investigating Agency on Wednesday revealed that Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba cadres have been successful in fuelling large scale agitation in Kashmir after EID subsequent to the death of Wani in Kashmir.
The security agency confirmed this based on the confession of captured LeT terrorist Bahadur Ali.