All-party meeting to discuss Kashmir unrest underway in Srinagar

| Updated: Jul 21, 2016 17:18 IST

Srinagar, July 21 (ANI): An all-party meeting called by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minster Mehbooba Mufti to discuss the prevailing situation in the valley in wake of the protests post the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani is presently underway at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre here. However, the leaders of the National Conference have boycotted the meeting stating that it would be 'meaningless' to hold such discussions unless a credible, effective and humane leadership is re-established in the state. The development comes days after National Conference leader and former chief minister Omar Abdullah raised questions on Jammu and Kashmir being 'unrepresented' at a high-level meeting convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to review the law and order situation in the state following the spate of violence. Around 44 people have been killed and over 3,000 persons, including 1,600 civilians, have been injured in clashes between the youth and security forces during protests following Wani's killing. Meanwhile, the separatists have decided to extend their shutdown call up to July 25 even as the authorities have clamped curfew in certain regions. (ANI)