China for proper settlement of 'clashes' in Kashmir

| Updated: Jul 19, 2016 03:38 IST

Beijing, July 18 (ANI): In the wake of ongoing protest-violence in the Kashmir Valley, China on Monday called for "proper settlement of clashes", which have left more than 30 people dead. According to Xinhua, the official press agency of the People's Republic of China, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang in a press release said the Chinese side is concerned about the deaths and casualties caused by the incident. Stressing that China's position on the Kashmir issue has been consistent, Lu said the Chinese side hopes relevant parties can resolve the issue through peaceful means. Clashes between civilians and security forces broke out after the killing of 22-year-old Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani during a police operation on July 8. More than 30 people have been killed and nearly 2,000 others injured so far during the clashes. (ANI)