In yet another horrific incident that came to fore from Kashmir of target killings. Once again a Kashmiri Hindu was shot dead by terrorists in Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir.
Srinagar: In yet another horrific incident that came to fore from Kashmir again target killing on Kashmiri pandits. Once again a Kashmiri Hindu was shot dead by terrorists in Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir. There has already been an atmosphere of panic in Kashmir due to the targeted killings. On which Kashmiri Hindus have appealed to the government for protection. In the past, there has been a lot of politics regarding the targeted killing of Kashmiri Hindus. Most of the parties are seen surrounding the central government on this issue.
The Kashmir Police said about the incident that a civilian was killed and another injured in firing by terrorists at an apple orchard in Shopian. Police said that both those who were attacked are Hindus. Kashmir Police tweeted, “Terrorists opened fire on civilians in an apple orchard in Chotipora area of Shopian. One person killed and one injured. Both belong to minority community. Injured person admitted to hospital Is.
#Terrorists fired upon civilians in an apple orchard in Chotipora area of #Shopian. One person died and one injured. Both belong to minority community. Injured person has been shifted to hospital. Area #cordoned off. Further details shall follow.@JmuKmrPolice
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) August 16, 2022
The victim of the terrorist attack was identified as Sunil Kumar. His brother Pintu Kumar was injured in the incident.
Kashmir has been witnessing a series of targeted killings since October last year. Many of the victims were migrant workers or Kashmiri Pandits.
In October, seven civilians were killed in five days — among them a Kashmiri Pandit, a Sikh and two migrant Hindus.
Shortly after, many Kashmiri Pandit families fled their homes in the Valley.
In May, terrorists barged into the tehsildar’s office in Budgam and shot dead 36-year-old Rahul Bhat, a Kashmiri Pandit who received a government job under a package for the community that was forced to flee the Valley during the wave of militancy in the 1990s.
The killing triggered a wave of protests by the minority community. Kashmiri Pandits held demonstrations during which they raised slogans under the central government and questioned if they brought them back to the Valley to get killed.