Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said he has told the Centre that violence in the valley will not end until the security forces exercise maximum restraint and stop killing protesters.
Here's what he said in a series of tweets:
HM @rajnathsingh ji spoke to me earlier today. I told him that until security forces exercise maximum restraint & stop killing protestors...— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) July 11, 2016
this vicious cycle of violence would not stop. Only after the lethal use of force ends can we begin to pull the valley back from the abyss..— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) July 11, 2016
For our part @JKNC_ will play what ever role is required to help normalise the situation. But onus lies on state & central governments.— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) July 11, 2016
In the mean time proper medical treatment to the injured must be ensured & hospitals adequately stocked with all necessary supplies.— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) July 11, 2016
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday reached out to opposition leaders, including Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Omar Abdullah, and discussed the prevailing situation in Kashmir Valley. During the telephonic conversation with Gandhi and Omar, Rajnath discussed with them efforts to bring back peace and normalcy in the Valley, which is on boil after the killing of militant leader Burhan Wani on Friday.
Meanwhile, Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu urged the media to exercise restraint while reporting the killing of terrorists and also requested to not create sympathy for a terrorist. His statement comes a day after he questioned the sympathy given to Hizbul Mujhaideen's Burhan Wani who was recently gunned down by the security forces in an encounter.
WATCH: I&B Minister Venkaiah Naidu urges media to excersise restraint while reporting on killing of terroristshttps://t.co/3PyEuJFpRf— ANI (@ANI_news) July 11, 2016
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(With inputs from PTI)