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Overnight Protests In J&Okay After Kashmiri Pandit’s Killing

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Kashmiri Pandits blocked roads and raised slogans towards the central authorities

Srinagar:

Protests are being held in a number of components of Jammu and Kashmir since final night as Kashmiri Pandits demand security within the wake of the killing of a 36-year-old authorities worker from the neighborhood.

Members of the neighborhood left their transit camps, blocked roads and raised slogans towards the central authorities and BJP, saying they’ve failed them.

Over 4 thousand Kashmiri Pandits live in transit camps in numerous components of Kashmir after they got authorities jobs beneath a particular employment package deal launched in 2010.

The indignant protesters additionally raised slogans towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha. At a number of locations, candlelight marches had been additionally held.

In what seemed to be one other focused assault, terrorists barged into the Tehsildar’s workplace at Chadoora village in Budgam district yesterday and shot Rahul Bhat. He was rushed to a hospital the place he succumbed to his accidents.

The 36-year-old had been working in Budgam district for the previous 10 years after his appointment beneath a particular package deal to rehabilitate Kashmiri Pandits. His physique was taken to Jammu for final rites.

Rahul Bhat is the third Kashmiri Pandit to be killed prior to now six months. Two others have been injured.

Targeted killings in Kashmir began in October. The victims had been principally migrant employees who got here looking for jobs and Kashmiri Pandits.

In October, seven civilians had been killed in 5 days — amongst them a Kashmiri Pandit, a Sikh and two migrant Hindus.

Shortly after, many Kashmiri Pandit households fled their houses in Sheikhpora – house to the minority neighborhood.

Rahul Bhat’s killing has but once more dropped at the fore the challenges to rehabilitating the Kashmiri Pandit neighborhood.

While the federal government has introduced a number of schemes and made appeals to the members of the neighborhood to come back again to the Valley, repeated assaults on Kashmiri Pandits increase the crucial query of whether or not they are going to be secure in the event that they return.

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