Centre’s spl rep Dineshwar Sharma meets Home Secy
New Delhi, May 08: The Centre’s special representative for Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma, today briefed Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba about the prevailing volatile situation in the state, officials said.
Sharma is said to have conveyed to Gauba the outcome of his meetings with a cross-section of people in the state and the security situation there, an official said.
The unending cycle of violence in the Kashmir Valley is a cause of worry for the Central government, which wanted to put an end to it, another official said.
Sharma and Gauba met after the Home Secretary reviewed the progress in development of sports infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir today.
The meeting came a day after a tourist from Chennai was killed after he was hit on the head by a stone during a protest on the outskirts of Srinagar.
Five Hizbul Mujahideen militants, including an assistant professor of the Kashmir University, were killed in an encounter in the Valley on Sunday.
Five civilians, who were protesting near the encounter site, also died during clashes with government forces on that day, while another civilian who was injured succumbed today.
Around 20 forces’ personnel have died in more than 80 incidents of militant violence in Jammu and Kashmir since January this year while 30 militants have also been killed during the period.