New Delhi, July 10: While Jammu and Kashmir is gripped in violence after killing of Hixbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Venkaiah Naidu, on Sunday condemned the supoort that people are showing for him. In a veiled attack on Pakistan, Naidu hinted that it is fanning tensions in the state. He said that people ‘inspired by our neighbour’ are trying to create disturbances in the state. This comes even as the death toll in the state rose to 16, with over 200 people injured, most of then security personnel.Also Read - UAE Allows Entry to Travellers From India Starting From Today | Here's What it Means

Naidu condemned the support for Burhan Wani and the protests against his killing, saying, “He is a Hizbul Mujahideen commander (Burhan Wani), how can any Indian have sympathy for such people?” Saying that he was surprised by the protests by people sympathising with Wani, Naidu asserted that there was no question about Kashmir being a part of India. “Terrorism and violence is not acceptable at all in whatever form, whoever does it. Kashmir is an integral part of India, there is no question of any negotiation and discussion on that”, Naidu told ANI. ALSO READ: Violence in Kashmir: Death toll rises to 12 as protests over Burhan Wani’s killing continue Also Read - 6 TMC MPs Suspended From Rajya Sabha For The Day For Creating Ruckus Over Pegasus Issue

He also said that if Pakistan continued to use such ‘tactics’ against India, the government will be forced to change its policy of friendship. “Pakistan should give up such tactics, and they will not succeed in their attempts”, he said, adding, “India is willing to work along with Pakistan, and want to have friendship and long term understanding. But if Pakistan continues to do such things, then Governent has to think about its own policy.” Tensions continue in the state, especially South kashmir, where violent mobs have set three police stations on fire, and attacked two government buildings in Srinagar as well. Also Read - Reeling Under Financial Crunch, Pakistan Puts PM Imran Khan's Official Residence in Islamabad up For Rent