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Jammu & Kashmir: Protests in Jammu against killings, some Kashmiri Pandits return from Kashmir Valley

Terrorists killed seven people in the Kashmir Valley in the last five days. Four of those killed were from the minority community

Jammu: Protests were held in Jammu on Saturday against the recent killings by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. Along with this, some Kashmiri Pandit families who returned from the Kashmir Valley demanded strict action against the culprits and proper security arrangements for the minorities. Apart from this, there have been protests in many states including the country’s capital Delhi regarding the killings of Hindus in Kashmir. Terrorists killed seven people in the Kashmir Valley in the last five days. Four of those killed were from the minority community. Information about the killing of six people was received from Srinagar.Also Read – In Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, about 50 sarpanches and panchs resigned collectively, told this reason

A Kashmiri Pandit said, “I have been working as a teacher for the last 20 years and returned to the Valley a few years back after promotion. With people being selectively killed, the situation suddenly worsened and we came back.” He claimed that he did not face any problem during the last three years of his posting in the Kashmir region. “We lived like brothers with our Muslim allies and neighbours,” he said. Also Read – Jammu and Kashmir: One terrorist killed in police retaliation, one managed to escape; arms recovered

He said that those who were given jobs under the Prime Minister’s package have now returned to Jammu. Sanjay Bhatt, who returned on Saturday, said that the minorities are scared because of the recent killings in the Valley. He said, “There is the same fear among the minorities in the Valley as we saw in 2016 (protests in Kashmir in the wake of killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani) even after the abrogation of Article 370, we have returned to Jammu. Also Read – Hindu and Sikh teacher shot dead in Srinagar, people said – there is no heaven for us, Kashmir is hell

Another Kashmiri Pandit migrant said that he does not want to go back to the Valley. He said the government should take steps to instill confidence in the minorities before asking them to return to the Valley. The workers of Bajrang Dal and Dogra Front also protested on this issue.

Let us inform that in the last five days, terrorists killed seven civilians in Kashmir, out of which four belonged to the minority community. On Thursday, terrorists shot dead the school’s headmistress Supinder Kaur and teacher Deepak Chand from close range in Srinagar. Kaur was a Sikh from Srinagar, while Chand was a Hindu from Jammu. Besides Kaur and Chand, prominent Kashmiri Pandits and the owner of one of the most popular chemist shops in Srinagar and a resident of Bihar and a Srinagar street vendor were also killed by terrorists earlier this week.

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