1. Mehbooba Mufti likely to meet PM Narendra Modi today; Kashmir in lockdown

Mehbooba Mufti likely to meet PM Narendra Modi today; Kashmir in lockdown

To address the current scenario in Kashmir and other issues related to it, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh while she is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.

By: | Updated: August 9, 2016 5:52 PM
curfew-reu-L Kashmir unrest: The prolonged unrest and resulted in a death toll of 60 while protests spark off now and then. (Reuters)

In wake of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani’s death, the Valley continues to be in curfew for the 32nd day. The prolonged unrest and resulted in a death toll of 60 while protests spark off now and then. To address the current scenario in Kashmir and other issues related to it, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh while she is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.

Soon after her meeting with the Home Minister, Mehbooba said the incumbent prime minister should initiate a dialogue with Kashmir and solve the problem like Atal Bihari Vapayee did.

“I believe there is a need to heal the wounds of people, to initiate dialogue with the people of Jammu and Kashmir. These are our own people. If process of dialogue with the people of Jammu and Kashmir can improve the situation in valley, we should do it,” she said and adding, her state could
become a bridge between India and Pakistan.

LIVE UPDATES: 

11.49 am: Situation in Kashmir is very serious, I am ready to have a discussion on it tomorrow 11am, says Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Rajya Sabha

11.45 am: We would like Kashmir Unrest issue to be discussed in the house tomorrow. We have been giving notices for two days now, says Ghulam Nabi Azad in Rajya Sabha

10.33 am: Congress to raise the issue of Jammu and Kashmir in Rajya Sabha today

10.11 am: Curfew continues for 32nd day in the Valley

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The Opposition in the Rajya Sabha on Monday urged PM Narendra Modi to break his silence on the unrest in Kashmir with the Congress saying “Hindustan ka Taj jal raha hai”(India’s crown is burning) and demanded that the Centre initiate a political process. The Opposition also demanded that the use of pellet guns to deal with protesters be stopped. Over 8,000 people, including security personnel, have been injured while 410 eye surgeries and 1,650 other surgeries are reported to have been conducted because of the use of pellet guns on protesters, said Ghulam Nabi Azad in Rajya Sabha on Monday.

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