1. Farooq Abdullah convenes all-party meeting over Kashmir situation

Farooq Abdullah convenes all-party meeting over Kashmir situation

National Conference President Farooq Abdullah this morning convened an all major political parties meeting at his Gupkar residence Srinagar.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: October 14, 2016 1:08 PM
Farooq Abdullah National Conference President Farooq Abdullah this morning convened an all major political parties meeting at his Gupkar residence Srinagar. (Reuters)

National Conference President Farooq Abdullah this morning convened an all major political parties meeting at his Gupkar residence Srinagar. All the invitees are likely to deliberate over the ongoing unrest in Kashmir and the rising tension between India and Pakistan, a media report said. Leaders will also hold discussion on key issues pertaining to the state like the ruling dispensation’s decision to hold examinations on schedule and resumption of regular class work in schools, colleges and universities.

The meeting is taking place even as the curfew continued today in interior parts of Srinagar and some other areas as a precautionary measure in view of violence witnessed after Friday prayers last week. Normal life remained affected in Kashmir Valley for the 98th day due to the ongoing unrest which erupted after killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani in July.

The unrest, which has claimed 84 lives and left thousands of others injured in clashes between protestors and security forces, is in its fourth month as shops, business establishments, petrol pumps and educational institutions remained closed.

Over 300 persons have been booked under Public Safety Act (PSA).

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