Protests escalated in Kashmir in opposition to the Thursday’s killing of a authorities worker belonging to the migrant Kashmiri Pandit group by militants.
Scores of Kashmiri Pandit workers, appointed below the Prime Minister’s employment bundle, assembled at Press Colony in Srinagar and staged a protest looking for their security and relocation outdoors the Valley.
Holding placards, they raised slogans in opposition to the J&Okay administration and the BJP. They had been looking for an viewers with Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.
“This protest is being held by minority workers throughout Kashmir in opposition to the rising graph of grotesque killings. If the scenario is okay, then why is there a goal killing of a specific part? One thing absolutely is amiss,” mentioned an worker on the protest.
One other protester mentioned that the scenario has worsened previously 18 months. “Within the 90s, we had been advised to flee in any other case we might be killed. Now we’re first killed in order that we’re compelled to run away from right here. I’ve been right here for the previous 5 years and I feel the situation has grow to be worse. The administration shouldn’t be able to take heed to us,” he mentioned.
The protesters had been a part of the 4,000 Kashmiri Pandits, who’ve been dwelling in transit camps in varied elements of the Valley after they got authorities jobs below the particular bundle.
“We wish our posting at protected and safe locations,” mentioned a protester. “All transit camps have grow to be like detention centres. No person is allowed to return out,” he added.
Delicate conflict in Baramulla
Kashmiri Pandits and police clashed mildly after the previous tried to maneuver out of their colony at Veerwan in Baramulla district on Saturday. They wished to hitch the protests with their fellow group members in Srinagar.
“The scenario is regular now. The pandits wished to maneuver out of the colony for a protest, which we didn’t enable,” a police official mentioned.
In the meantime in Srinagar’s Raj Bagh space, dozens of BJP leaders led by occasion spokesperson Altaf Thakur protested in opposition to the killings in Kashmir. “This protest is in opposition to Pakistan and the terrorists who don’t need the pandits to return as some had slowly began to return again to Valley. They’re additionally annoyed by the large vacationer influx in Kashmir,” Altaf mentioned.
Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina additionally mentioned that he, together with different senior BJP leaders, will meet J&Okay LG on Sunday to debate and press for the safety associated problems with Kashmiri Pandits and different minorities in Valley.
J&Okay Congress, in the meantime, held an indication in Jammu in opposition to the focused killings in Kashmir and criticised the BJP authorities for its failure to verify such incidents.
Shiv Sena’s Jammu and Kashmir unit additionally warned the federal government in opposition to making Kashmiri Pandits “scapegoats” by deploying their youth in Kashmir, the place terrorism was but to die down fully and focused killings continued unabated.
PAGD leaders to satisfy LG
Leaders of Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), together with Nationwide Convention president Farooq Abdullah and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, held a gathering at former’s residence after a delegation of Kashmiri Pandit workers met them. PAGD leaders will likely be assembly LG Manoj Sinha to hunt correct safety for the migrant pandit workers.
“The migrant workers are very a lot in panic after the killing of Bhat. They need the PAGD management to take this challenge with the LG Manoj Sinha. The PAGD has now sought an appointment with him,” its spokesperson MY Tarigami mentioned.
Kashmiris could have their variations when it comes to politics and events, however within the present situation, each Kashmiri will attempt for the brotherhood which has been the great thing about its historical past and tradition, he added.