SRINAGAR  - The chief minister of Indian Kashmir announced his resignation Monday in the wake of a wave of violent protests over his government's decision to give land in the IHK to Hindu pilgrims. The puppet government of Ghulam Nabi Azad lost its majority on June 28 when a key ally, the People's Democratic Party, pulled out of his Congress-led ruling alliance. The PDP withdrew after angry protests over the transfer of forestland to Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board. Six people were killed and over 350 hurt in police firing and violent clashes in the occupied valley, forcing Azad's puppet government to revoke the order, days after PDP ended its support. The state governor had asked Azad to prove his majority in the house on Monday. But before the house could vote to ascertain whether Azad had the required members to rule the state, he decided to resign. "I am going to the governor's house to tender my resignation," Azad told the house after a fiery speech blaming both Muslim and Hindu fundamentalists for the crisis. The governor has the option of imposing federal rule in the Kashmir, or asking Azad to continue as caretaker chief minister for a few days until he himself formally takes over. The revocation of the order led to protests by angry Hindus in southern Jammu region, where they are concentrated, and other areas in India. Mujahideen say the land transfer was a ploy to settle Indian Hindus in the Held Territory.