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SRINAGAR: Outrage more than the killing of a fellow colleague spilled on to the roads on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir, with Kashmiri Pandit government staff members staging protests and threatening mass resignations if they ended up not relocated to safer locations.
Protests were claimed from Ghanta Ghar, Lal Chowk (Srinagar), Vessu, Anantnag (south Kashmir), Sheikhpora Budgam (central Kashmir) and Roop Nagar, Bantalab and some other areas in Jammu.
Law enforcement fired tear gas shells to disperse the agitating government staff members who were being marching in direction of the Srinagar airport immediately after they were unable to meet up with Lt Governor Manoj Sinha.
The L-G’s office environment tweeted that Sinha achieved the kin of slain KP govt employee Rahul Bhat and confident justice to his relatives.
Defending its action, law enforcement reported there were inputs that militants may possibly attack protesters to make communal tension.
Chanting anti-authorities slogans, the protesters at Sheikhpora Budgam claimed they had been not feeling risk-free in see of the ongoing specific attacks on Kashmir Pandits for the last one calendar year.
“It (govt) pressured our youth to serve in the Valley less than the PM’s occupation deal. If the govt was serious, it could have allotted positions in central governing administration. It needs to drive Kashmiri Pandits again to the Valley with out assessing regardless of whether the circumstance is conducive,” stated a protesting Pandit in Roopnagar.
The All PM Bundle Employees Forum, an outfit of Pandit employees, reportedly despatched an en masse resignation letter to the L-G, the MHA and the PMO. A letter with names and signatures of about 300 migrant Pandit workers has absent viral on social media.
The J&K administration, even so, mentioned no this sort of letter was received from the migrant employees. In relevant developments, the J&K administration introduced to represent a SIT to probe all the features of the Kashmiri Pandit killing.
It determined to give federal government work to Bhat’s widow in Jammu and monetary guidance, as well as bear the educational expenditures of Bhat’s daughter.
Two Pakistani militants associated in the killing shot dead
The two Pakistani militants killed in an encounter with protection forces in Bandipora on Friday were being existing at Chadoora in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Thursday, confirming their involvement in the killing of Kashmiri Pandit personnel Rahul Bhat.
Police reported the two militants, identified as Faisal alias Sikander alias Mohsin and Ukasha, were being killed in an face at Brar Aragam area of Bandipora.
IGP Kashmir verified the involvement of the two slain militants, who had not too long ago escaped during an come upon and whose existence was technically verified at Chadoora on Thursday, in the killing.