J&K tension: PM Modi’s high-level meet over, extends help and appeals for calm in Kashmir

By: | Updated: July 12, 2016 1:58 PM

PM Modi on Tuesday assured all possible help to curb the violent clashes in Jammu and Kashmir and also appealed to people of the valley to maintain peace and calm.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed for calm in the Valley and has extended every possible help to the State", said Jitendra Singh.“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed for calm in the Valley and has extended every possible help to the State”, said Jitendra Singh.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday assured all possible help to curb the violent clashes in Jammu and Kashmir and also appealed to people of the valley to maintain peace and calm.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed for calm in the Valley and has extended every possible help to the State”, said Jitendra Singh.

Singh also told the media that “PM has hoped for peace, has guided us and appealed that no innocent lives are disturbed”.

A high-level meeting was chaired by PM Narendra Modi on the situation in the Kashmir Valley. He was given a detailed presentation of the situation prevailing in the Valley, which has witnessed escalating protests following the killing of Wani on Friday.

The meeting was attended by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Minister of State for PMO Jitendra Singh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar among others.

Curfew remained in force in many parts of the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday, including pockets of Srinagar city and Pulwama district.

As the authorities braced for more protests on the fourth day of Burhan Wani’s killing, the death toll in clashes between protesters and security forces climbed to 24.

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