No attack on minorities, Amarnath yatris in Kashmir: Dy CM

The State Government today said there were no attacks on minorities or pilgrims of Amarnath Yatra during the protests against the killing of Hizbul militant Burhan Wani in the Valley and the situation has been brought under control to some extent.

“We have to some extent controlled the situation (in the Valley). Fortunately no attacks on the members of minority community or Yatra have taken place,” Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said after holding a meeting of core group of BJP leaders to review the law-and-order situation in the State.

To a question on the attacks on Jammu-based vehicles particularly petrol tankers in Kashmir, he said some vehicles might have got caught in the stone-pelting incidents in Kashmir.

Singh accused Pakistan of trying to “foment” terrorism saying by exploiting the ongoing unrest which started after the killing of Wani during an encounter with security forces on July 8.

“Threat perception from Pakistan side still remains as it is trying hard to push terrorists from across the border. Pakistan and ISI are trying to foment terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir,” Singh said.

He charged Pakistan with “directly” interfering in India’s internal matter by raking up Kashmir issue at United Nations, and said “their Prime Minister is interfering into India’s internal affairs.”

During the meeting, Singh said, issues like situation in Jammu and Kashmir, resumption of Amarnath Yatra, measures for the restoration of peace and BJP’s role and the feedback of the Centre were discussed.

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