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Burhan Wani aftermath: Mehbooba Mufti chairs Cabinet meeting

Updated: Jul 10, 2016 12:24 IST
Srinagar, July 10 (ANI): With the valley on the boil in the wake of the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Buhran Wani, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday chaired a cabinet meeting to review security situation in the state.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has chaired a high-level meeting to review the law and order situation in the valley as well.

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, Joint Secretary (Kashmir division) Gyanesh Kumar, Intelligence Bureau (IB) Chief Dineshwar Sharma and senior Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) officials are present at the meeting being held at Rajnath's residence here.

The meeting comes in the wake of the soaring violence in the valley as the death toll in the clashes between security forces and protestors has reached 15, as three more civilians succumbed to injuries.

At least 100 protesters were injured on Saturday. They suffered bullet, tear smoke and pellet injuries.

Violence erupted in south Kashmir districts of Anantnag, Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam and later spread to other districts in the valley after security forces killed Wani and two of his associates in Bamdoora (Kokarnag) village of Anantnag district on Friday.

Wani was buried in his native Shariefabad (Tral) village on Saturday where nearly 40,000 people gathered defying curfew restrictions to take part in his funeral prayers.

The separatists have called for a valley-wide shutdown till Monday to protest against Wani's killing. (ANI)

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