Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on the situation in the Valley which he termed as heart breaking and worrying.
"Heart breaking & worrying in equal measure. At what point will the Centre (read Hon PM) wake up to the crisis here?" Omar wrote on twitter late last night.
He was reacting to the death of three persons in security forces action after violent protests yesterday.
The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court the law and order situation in Kashmir had improved considerably since the violence erupted following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8.
The former Chief Minister had hit out at the Centre for claiming that the situation in the Valley was improving.
"1 more unfortunate death, countless injuries today & the Centre tells the Hon SC that ‘things are improving’. Wow!” Omar wrote.
The Centre on Friday told Supreme Court that the law and order situation in Kashmir valley has improved considerably as compared to last month.
He also said that it was only the ruling coalition partners -- PDP and BJP -- who agreed with this stand.
As protests spread to Chenab valley and the Pir Panjal region, the authorities tightened security. The Valley has been under curfew for 29 days.
Three people were killed after security forces opened fire on curfew-defying protestors on Friday, taking the death toll to at least 56.
At least 20 security personnel were also reported injured.