New Delhi: The Centre’s representative for Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma on Tueaday 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.
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 security forces.