Kashmir unrest: Rajnath Singh chairs high-level meeting as toll rises to 80

Meanwhile, protesters held a massive rally in Kulgam district shouting pro-Azadi slogans. Separatist called marches were also held in Qaimoh, Khudwani and Redwani towns.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 11, 2016 6:26 pm
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As the deaths in the ongoing unrest in Kashmir rose to 80, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday chaired a high-level meeting at his residence to discuss the situation. The meeting was attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, IB Chief Dineshwar Sharma, BSF DG KK Sharma and Home Secretary Anil Goswami.

“It’s a normal security review meeting that the Home Minister has convened,” a Home Ministry official said.

He said that as the minister had been out of town for some time, he decided to review the situation on Sunday, adding that there was nothing special to it. “It’s a routine security review meeting. He decided to take stock of the situation, hence the meeting,” he said.

The meeting, however, has its own importance in the backdrop of the Kashmir unrest. The Valley remained shut for the 65th day on Sunday with authorities deploying security personnel in Srinagar and other places to maintain law and order, while the death toll reached 80.

Earlier in the day, Rajnath also met Nabeel Ahmad Wani, a young man from Udhampur in J&K, who topped the BSF entrance exams this year. Rajnath said Wani’s success story shows that J&K youth have a lot of potential. “His success will inspire many young boys and girls in J&K,” said Rajnath.

The death toll in the ongoing unrest in the Kashmir Valley rose to 80 as a youth succumbed to his injuries on Sunday in Srinagar.

Police said Javaid Ahmad Dar, 23, of Wadwan village in Badgam district who was injured in clashes between a protesting mob and security forces at Narbal near the Srinagar-Muzaffarad highway on August 5, succumbed in a Srinagar hospital earlier in the day.

Meanwhile, protesters held a massive rally in Kulgam district shouting pro-Azadi slogans. Separatist called marches were also held in Qaimoh, Khudwani and Redwani towns.

Over 80 people were injured in clashes on Sunday in Pulwama district’s Karimabad village.

Kashmir remained shut for the 65th day with authorities deploying security personnel in Srinagar and other places in the Valley to maintain law and order on Sunday.

However, there was no curfew anywhere in the Valley. Around 11,500 others have been injured since July 9.

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    Ikok
    Sep 11, 2016 at 2:46 pm
    Atrocies never pay off.. Indians are living in a fool paradise.
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      Ikok
      Sep 11, 2016 at 2:50 pm
      Sending other to jajanum and living in fools paradise
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        Ikok
        Sep 11, 2016 at 1:06 pm
        Weldone Wani.. Hope you are intelligent enough to distinguish between right and wrong..
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          Ashok
          Sep 11, 2016 at 1:15 pm
          It is getting worser by the day, India has no control over the valley.
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            Kuluvalile
            Sep 11, 2016 at 12:30 pm
            Freedom to Kashmere is imminent.
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              America.Brahmin.Foundation
              Sep 11, 2016 at 12:32 pm
              Rajnath Singh graduated from RSS as a STATE TERRORIST!
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                Lumdheeng
                Sep 11, 2016 at 11:43 am
                80, comparatively its less compared to syria.
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                  Pertama Chaudhry
                  Sep 11, 2016 at 2:33 pm
                  It's difficult for the Kashmiri public to reconcile with a fascist regime. The trust factor is very low.
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                    SubbuI
                    Sep 11, 2016 at 5:14 pm
                    MY HUMBLE SUBMISSION AS A PATRIOTIC INDIAN I URGE THE PEOPLE IN POWER BE IT IN SRINAGAR OR IN DELHI TO TAKE THE KASHMIR ERRUPTON NOT LIGHTLY OR NOT LIKE ROUTINE AGITATION AS HAPPENED IN 2010. THIS TIME THINGS APPEARS GOING OUT OF HAND. IS OUR PRIME MINISTER IS LISTENING?
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                      zeed
                      Sep 12, 2016 at 2:05 am
                      Imagine this Wani refusing to fire at protestors?! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;He is a Wani after all, a born Lion. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Now that would be some pickle for Mahoday Singh, Doval, Sharma and the other feckless chap
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                        zeed
                        Sep 12, 2016 at 2:03 am
                        Why do small men and silly hearts always have to speak up like this. Oh Churchill how right you were...!
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                          PRAVEEN sharma
                          Sep 11, 2016 at 1:07 pm
                          bsf dg is k.k.sharma and not dineshwar sharma. dont u guys check ur facts
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                            PRAVEEN sharma
                            Sep 11, 2016 at 1:06 pm
                            home secretary is rajiv mehrishi and not anil goswami
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                              Bijan Mohanty
                              Sep 12, 2016 at 8:22 am
                              THe situation demands that Modiji , himself, should chair the meeting. Why is he sighing away ?
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                                Asok Chattopadhyay
                                Sep 11, 2016 at 3:27 pm
                                How many high-level meetings shall take place to quell Kashmirians?lt;br/gt;Peace now is in open market at a zero price. Eighty valuable lives of Kashmirianslt;br/gt;have so far been devastated by the Indian army in sixty five days. Howlt;br/gt;much lives are needed before reaching to goal? Shall the people's cry forlt;br/gt;azadi be doomed at least at gun-point? An insolvable problem appears tolt;br/gt;get a fix.
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                                  Mayur Panghaal
                                  Sep 11, 2016 at 12:55 pm
                                  If this situation is not controlled soon,consequences will be unimaginable.
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                                    Mayur Panghaal
                                    Sep 11, 2016 at 12:54 pm
                                    Situation is clearly headed for the worse.lt;br/gt;ITs the same old malady which India has faced since forever.We only act when things hit point-break ..until then its business as usual.
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                                      goldenfig
                                      Sep 11, 2016 at 12:45 pm
                                      23 million Indian infants were killed as perfect m murders by atmospheric nuclear tests by modern civilization's perpetrators- the nuclearised nations. Stop this idiocy of terrorism to solve your problems and adopt good governance throughout the world ushering in willing peace within the consutions of the world's nations. What is the UN General embly sleeping for?
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                                        Citizen
                                        Sep 11, 2016 at 3:09 pm
                                        Let Nationalist patriot Chhota rajan enjoy at the expense of taxpayers...
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                                          SIDDHARTH
                                          Sep 11, 2016 at 2:04 pm
                                          Home Secretary : Anil Goswami ??
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                                            Sanjay
                                            Sep 11, 2016 at 12:34 pm
                                            Let the separatist learn their lesson else count will continue and they solely will be responsible for all the deaths,
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