Targeted killings in Kashmir: Members of minority communities demand security assurance

Srinagar: The recent incidents of militancy in the Kashmir Valley, especially the targeted killings of members of minority communities, are again a continuation of the horrific massacre of 36 Sikhs in Anantnag’s Chattisinghpora village in 2000. The incident has called for a comprehensive approach. Especially to deal with the re-emergence of terrorism after the occupation of Afghanistan by the Pakistan-backed Taliban.

The Sikh community of the Valley has come forward to register their protest after the killing of Sikh principal of Government Boys Higher Secondary School Supinder Kaur and Hindu teacher Deepak Chand of the same school in Sangam Idgah area of ​​Srinagar district on Thursday. and called Sikh government employees working in Kashmir To boycott his duties.

Jagmohan Singh Raina, president of the All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSSCC), said, “We are deeply concerned by the recent killing, which has reminded us of the Chattisinghpora massacre, after community representatives held a meeting to discuss the situation. Has called and asked the Sikh government employees of Kashmir to boycott their duties and stay at home till the government ensures their safety.

Two days before the Eidgah incident, Hindu Pandit Makhan Lal Bindru, a chemist, Virendra Pawan, a street vendor and Mohammad Shafi Lone, a taxi driver, were shot dead in separate incidents.

Reacting to the incident, Shiromani Akali Dal (B) president Sukhbir Singh Badal recently termed the killing of members of minority communities as “systematic targeting of minorities” and appealed to both the Center as well as the government. Administrator of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir To enhance the security of minorities.” The killing of two teachers in the Valley is a shocking incident, an attempt is being made to create a sense of fear among the minority communities living in the Valley.

About 50,000 Sikhs in the Valley live in the districts of Pulwama, Baramulla, Budgam and Srinagar.

The APSCC chairman said this was their initial reaction and they would await the response of the Union Territory Administrator and the Central Government before announcing their further course of action.

The incident took place in Kashmir at a time when tourists from all over India are piling up, but it has dealt a major blow to the hopes of a ‘business boom’ for the tourism industry people.

By Naveen Bharat Staff


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