NHRC seeks report from home ministry, J&K govt over ongoing violence

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 19, 2016 23:27 IST
Masked Kashmiri protesters shout freedom slogans amid tear gas smoke during a protest in Srinagar. (AP)

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notices to the home ministry and the Jammu and Kashmir government, seeking reports within two weeks on casualties in connection with the ongoing violence in the state.

“The commission has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports about numerous casualties and injuries in the clashes between the protesters and the security forces in the Valley in Jammu and Kashmir.

“It has observed that it is closely watching the incidents of violence in the aftermath of the killing of alleged militant Burhan Wani in an encounter with the security forces on July 8, 2016,” the NHRC said in a statement.

“Expressing its utmost concern over the developments, the Commission has issued notices to the Union Home Secretary and the Chief Secretary and government of Jammu and Kashmir calling for reports in the matter. The Commission has given two weeks to respond,” it said.

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