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:

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.

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(With inputs from PTI)