Kashmir unrest: Mehbooba likely to meet PM Modi tomorrow

New Delhi [India] Apr 23 : In the wake of the prevailing situation of unrest in the Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is likely to call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow at around 10:30 a.m.

She is also likely to call on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Meanwhile, on Mufti's invitation, Prime Minister Modi earlier in the day, suggested that other states should organise events in Jammu and Kashmir and urged them to reach out to the students from the Valley studying in other states.

With the Jammu and Kashmir Government led by Mufti drawing sharp criticism in wake of the recent unrest in the Valley, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Madhav earlier on Friday held a meeting with Finance Minister and People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Haseeb Drabu to discuss the future strategy.

The meeting assumes significance as the BJP is a coalition partner of the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir. BJP leaders Avinash Rai Khanna and Satpal Sharma were also among those who attended the meeting held at the BJP office here.

Stone pelting incidents have increased manifold in the region since the BJP-PDP Government came to power in 2015.

The issue of Kashmir unrest also featured in the BJP's core group meeting headed by Prime Minister Modi a couple of days ago.

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, who won the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency bypoll on has demanded that Governor's rule be imposed in Jammu and Kashmir as the state government had failed to ensure a peaceful election.

Slamming the BJP-PDP Government in the Valley, National Conference's working president Omar Abdullah has questioned the handling of students' protests.

Eight people were killed in clashes during the by-election in Anantnag last week. The violence prompted the Election Commission to postpone voting. Last week, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat apprised National Security Advisor Ajit Doval of the security situation in Kashmir.

Rawat's meeting with Doval on April 16 came a day after he had separate deliberations with Chief Minister Mufti and Governor N.N.

Vohra over the law and order situation in Kashmir during his visit to the state. As many as 411 stone-pelting incidents have been reported in the Kashmir Valley from October 2016 to March 2017.

Hundreds of civilians and security men have been injured in clashes in the region..

Source: ANI