NHRC issues notice to Centre, J&K government

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir government over the incidents of widespread violence in the aftermath of the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani.

Taking cognizance of the issue through media reports, the NHRC said that it was closely monitoring the situation in the Kashmir valley.

“Expressing its utmost concern over the developments, the Commission has issued notices to the Union Home Secretary and the Chief Secretary, Government of Jammu and Kashmir, calling for reports in the matter. It has given two weeks to respond,” said a statement from the commission.

The Kashmir valley has seen over this month a series of violent clashes between angry protesters and the security forces, resulting in scores losing their lives and hundreds sustaining injuries.



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