Narendra Modi holds emergency meeting over protests in Kashmir

Wednesday, 13 July, 2016 - 12:30

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has held an emergency meeting to discuss intensifying violence in Kashmir after nearly 30 people were killed in protests over the killing of a popular rebel leader.

India’s Minister of State Jitendra Singh said Modi has "appealed to the people of Jammu and Kashmir to maintain calm and peace so that normality returns in the valley.”

The emergency meeting was attended by ministers of home affairs, external affairs, finance, defense, along with the national security adviser and senior security officials.

“Soon after returning from his four-nation tour on Tuesday morning, Prime Minister convened the high-level meeting. This is evidence that he was keeping a close tab on the situation of Jammu and Kashmir,” Singh further said.

He said Modi has promised to provide any assistance to the violence-hit state and hoped that innocent people should not face inconvenience.