A Delhi-based lawyer has written to Chief Justice of India NV Ramana to take cognizance of the “targeted killings” of minorities in Kashmir and direct the Center to take steps to ensure their safety.
In his letter on Saturday, advocate Vineet Jindal pointed out that seven civilians, including people from Sikh and Hindu communities, were killed in Kashmir in five days. “The targeted killings of Sikh principal of Government Boys Higher Secondary School Supinder Kaur, pharmacists Makhan Lal Bindu, Supinder Kaur and Hindu teacher of the same school Deepak Chand in Sangam Idgah area of Srinagar district have created a sense of anguish, fear and dread. Feeling of insecurity among Hindu and Sikh minorities living in Kashmir.
Quoting a news article, the letter said, “A scared school teacher did not go to work. He says that his school told him to stay away for a week because of the recent attacks on minority Sikhs and Hindus.
Jindal’s letter also claimed that several government employees, who got jobs in J&K under the Prime Minister’s Special Employment Scheme for Kashmiri Migrants, have gone back risking their lives.
Urging the court to treat his communication as a letter PIL, Jindal urged the Center to “provide adequate protection to Hindu and Sikh minorities in Kashmir, structure a system to ensure safety and security of minority groups and Demanded for directions to set up a special delegated unit for administration. In Kashmir, investigate the recent killing of Hindu and Sikh minorities by the National Security Agency” and “give Rs 1 crore as compensation to the families of Hindu and Sikh victims and a government job to one family member”.