Reacting to the status report filed by the Centre before the Supreme Court that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is improving, former chief minister Omar Abdullah has accused the government of “misleading” the apex court.
“On the day the Central government misinformed the Supreme Court about the situation in the Valley, three youths have lost their lives and more than 400 have been injured — a lot of them with life-threatening, lethal injuries,” Omar said. “If this is the Central government’s definition of a situation improving or a situation that is allegedly under control, God help the people of Kashmir.”
On Friday, the Centre had filed a status report before the apex court saying that the situation in Valley is improving and that curfew had been lifted from most parts of Kashmir on July 30. The court was informed that violent protests have come down from 201 on July 9 to 11 on August 3.
However, the Valley witnessed several protests on the day the report was filed. Three civilians were killed and more than 300 hit by pellets fired by security forces across the Valley.