Unable to restore peace in Kashmir that has been witnessing severe clashes between security forces and protesters for over two months now following the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has directed the security forces to crack down on those instigating violence, ‘India Today’ has reported.
The directive was given during an hour-long meeting the Home Minister had with top security officials, including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. According to reports, the officials gave a briefing on the prevailing situation in Kashmir Valley as well as along the border and the steps taken to restore normalcy in the state.
The Home Minister instructed the security to take tough action against those stirring the trouble. Singh said that normalcy should be brought back within a week and schools and other educational institutions should function at the earnest.
The death toll in the ongoing unrest in the Kashmir Valley rose to 80, as another youth succumbed to his injuries on Sunday in Srinagar.