1 dead 40 injured in clashes in J&K as Rajnath Singh arrives for talks : In a fresh clashes between protesters and security forces, on Wednesday, 1 youth died and 40 other civilians were injured during pro-separatist rally in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Police says that the youth killed in security forces action during clashes in Pulwama district of south Kashmir.
As per the reports, security forces tried to disperse the crowd during the rally, but later led to clashes.
In the ongoing unrest in the Kashmir valley, the toll has climbed to 66 with the death of the youth in Pulwama district of J&K.
A police officer said that Aamir Bashir had pellet injuries in his chest. He was brought to SMHS Hospital but the doctors declared him brought dead.
He said that the deceased youth was a resident of Pohu village in Pulwama district where fresh violence fulminated between agitators and security forces this morning. Several other persons were also got injuries in the fresh violence.
The incident happened an hour after Home Minister Rajnath Singh reached Srinagar to talks with various stakeholders in Kashmir and invited all those who believe in ‘Kashmiriyat, Insaniyat and Jamhooriyat’.
Rajnath Singh is on a two-day visit under Centre’s outreach in the Kashmir Valley which has been hit by violence since 8th July 2016.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh accompanied by Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, will see the current situation in Kashmir valley .
Before heading for Kashmir, he tweeted that I will be staying at the Nehru Guest House. Those who believe in Kashmiriyat, Insaniyat and Jamhooriyat are welcome.
In his tweets, Home minister Rajnath Singh said that Shall interact with civil society groups, political parties and other stakeholders.
The visit of Home Minister to Kashmir comes after the interaction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a delegation of opposition parties led by former chief minister of J&K Omar Abdullah in the national capital New Delhi on Monday.
PM Modi had expressed deep concern and pain over the ongoing situation in the Kashmir valley and had asked all political parties to work together to find a permanent and lasting solution to problems in J&K. This is the second visit of Home Minister Rajnath Singh in a month to the Kashmir Valley.