Kashmir unrest: Next 48 hours crucial, Home Ministry alerts security forces

13 July 2016, 08:38 AM

With unrest still prevailing in valley, next 48 hours needs more alertness as July 13 is commemorated as "martyr’s day" in Kashmir and Friday is the 'jumme ki namaz'. Intelligence agencies have reported that Pakistan-supported groups may try to incite violence in next two days.

Home Ministry has also alerted security forces to ensure peace and clam remains on the streets.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reviewed the situation and appealed for calm with the hope that no innocent person would face any inconvenience or suffer any loss.

In Delhi, Modi held a high-level meeting to review the Kashmir situation soon after his return from his five-day Africa visit. It was attended by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval.

The Prime Minister voiced concern over the situation in the state where the death toll rose to 25 in the violent protests and clashes with security forces, triggered by the killing of Hizbul militant commander Burhan Wani last Friday.