06 May 2017

News Story: Indian-controlled Kashmir governor meets Modi to discuss local situation

NEW DELHI, May 5 (Xinhua) -- The Governor of Indian-controlled Kashmir N N Vohra met Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday to discuss prevailing situation in the restive region, officials said.

The meeting was held at Indian Prime Minister's Office at South Block in New Delhi.

"The Governor discussed ongoing unrest in the region and briefed Prime Minister about present situation," an official said.

The region is in a fresh phase of violence and witnessed an increase in student protests and clashes.

India's election commission cancelled by-polls for Anantnag parliamentary seat in the wake of continued violence.

The violence began on April 9 during the polling for Srinagar parliamentary seat, which witnessed massive anti-India protests and killing of eight civilians.

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