Home minister Rajnath Singh during his visit to Srinagar.(AP Photo)
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Rajnath Singh briefs PM Modi over Kashmir situation after all-party team visit

Home minister Rajnath Singh briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday on the situation in Kashmir after the two-day visit of an all-party delegation to Jammu and Kashmir.
By Rajesh Ahuja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2016 04:20 PM IST

Home minister Rajnath Singh briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday on the situation in Kashmir after the two-day visit of an all-party delegation to Jammu and Kashmir.

“…apprised him of the situation in the state,” the home minister tweeted after the briefing.

At least 75 people have been killed and nearly 12,000 injured in the weeks of the unrest after the killing on Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July 8.

Singh went after Kashmiri separatist leaders on Monday, saying their behaviour towards members of the all-party delegation that reached out to them over peace talks in the violence-hit region defied the spirit of “Kashmiriyat” and “insaniyat”.

The minister distanced himself from attempts of chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and other leaders to persuade the separatists for talks.

He was visibly disappointed with the opposition leaders’ attempt to go on their own to meet the separatist leaders. “I want to clarify that some members of the delegation had gone to meet Hurriyat leaders yesterday in their individual capacity,” he said.

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