New Delhi: Security forces have detained around 700 people in response to the killing of seven civilians of minority background in Jammu and Kashmir in the last six days. An NDTV report said that many of those detained have links to the banned Jamaat-e-Islami or are suspected overground workers (OGWs), and come from Srinagar, Budgam or other areas of south Kashmir.
A senior police officer said the persons have been detained for “breaking” (Kashmir) series of attacks in the Valley”.
So far seven people have died in the terrorist attacks in Srinagar in the last one week. Terrorists killed a Kashmiri Pandit pharmacist, a school principal, a teacher and two others in such attacks, which are being called ‘targeted killings’. minority from Kashmiri Pandit, Sikh and Muslim communities are being targeted.
In the most recent attack, two teachers of a government school in Srinagar’s Idgah area were shot dead on Thursday, October 7. Two days earlier, on Tuesday, October 5, a prominent pharmacy owner and a migrant street vendor were shot dead. Hours of each other in Srinagar.