- Terrorists again target Kashmiri Pandits
- 2 brothers working in apple orchard were shot, one died
- Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti asks Kashmiri Pandits to leave the valley
Target kills: in the valley Kashmiri Pandits Terrorist attacks on (Kashmiri Pandits) do not take the name of stopping. There are ongoing target killings in the state. Sanjay Kumar Tikku, president of Srinagar-based local Pandits’ organization Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS), on Tuesday asked all members of this minority community to leave the Valley. After issuing a strong statement in the wake of the brutal killing of Sunil Kumar and seriously injuring his brother Pitamber alias Pintu in Shopian district’s Chottigam village on Tuesday, Tikku asked all the local Pandits to leave the valley.
The KPSS statement said: “No Kashmiri Pandit is safe in the Kashmir Valley. For Kashmiri Pandits, the only option left is to leave Kashmir or be killed by religious fundamentalists who have the support of the local population.” The statement claimed that tourists and Amarnath pilgrims are safe in Kashmir, but non-local Muslims and Kashmiri Pandits are the target of terrorists. The statement also accused the government of its alleged failure to protect the Kashmiri Pandit community.
2 brothers working in apple orchard were shot, one died
Terrorists today shot dead a Kashmiri Pandit in Chotipora area of Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir. The name of the deceased killed by the terrorists is told as Sunil Kumar Bhatt. Pritambar Kumar was injured in the firing by terrorists. According to the Jammu and Kashmir police, the terrorists fired at the two brothers in an apple orchard. The injured youth has been hospitalized. Security forces have cordoned off the area and investigations are underway.
LG Manoj Sinha expressed grief
After this attack in Shopian, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha has expressed regret. The lieutenant governor tweeted: “Additional words on the terrorist attack on civilians in Shopian. My condolences to the family of Sunil Kumar. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured. This attack deserves strong condemnation. For the barbaric act. Terrorists responsible will not be spared.”
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