Last rites of slain teachers, protests in J&K

By Naveen Bharat Editorial

SRINAGAR: The family members and relatives of the school principal, who was killed along with another teacher by terrorists at a school in Srinagar on Thursday, staged a silent protest outside the Civil Secretariat in Srinagar, demanding justice. Similar protests took place in Jammu and Kashmir against targeting of minority communities.

The body of the slain headmaster was cremated in Batamaloo in the presence of a large number of Sikhs and a large number of Muslims. On the same day hundreds of people also attended the cremation of late teacher Deepak Chand in Jammu.

NC Vice President and former CM Omar Abdullah visited the residence of the slain principal and said that the aim of these attacks was to create a rift between the communities and drive them out of Kashmir.
“The attackers are trying to ensure another escape. I appeal to the minority community not to allow a repeat of the 1990s and not to step out of their homes out of fear.

PDP chief and former CM Mehbooba Mufti also visited the residence of the slain principal. “Very sad to see the two young children of the deceased principal. What was their fault,” she said. Taking a jibe at the Center, he alleged that the wrong policies adopted by it after August 5, 2019 are directly responsible for the rapidly deteriorating situation in Kashmir.

The Gupkar alliance also blamed the Center for the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir. “This is a result of the failure of the Centre’s policies,” said Gupkar Alliance spokesman Mohammad Yusuf Tarigami.

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