Kashmir violence: US expresses distress, says it’s a matter of grave concern

Jul 15th, 2016 | Category: Kashmir News

Expressing concern over the violence in Kashmir and describing the death of over 30 people as of “grave concern”, the US said today.

“We are very concerned about the deaths of the protesters. I understand it’s over 30 now; that’s of grave concern to us.  We continue to be in touch with the government of India. We’ve been in discussions with the government of Pakistan as well,” State Department spokesperson Elizabeth Trudeau said.

Trudeau was responding to questions on the recent violence in Kashmir after the killing of Burhan Wani, terrorist commander of the banned Hizbul Mujahideen.

“We would encourage all sides to make efforts to finding a peaceful resolution. The situation on the ground from what we understand is very complex, it remains fluid. In terms of clarity on what’s going on, in terms of the protests as well as the security force reaction, we’re still trying to get it,” she said.

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