After a female school teacher, this time the targets were a bank manager and a migrant worker. Two more civilians were killed in militant attacks in Kashmir. In the last three days, three people have been killed in militant attacks.
The CCTV camera footage of the Kulgam bank was seen showing, the assassin entered the bank and shot at the manager Vijay Kumar. Then, he was taken to a hospital immediately after the attack. He died there. Vijay, a resident of Hanumangarh district in Rajasthan, was recently transferred to Kulgam. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has expressed grief over Vijay’s death. On the other hand, two workers were shot dead by a separate militant in Budgam. When they were taken to the SMHS Hospital in Srinagar, doctors declared Dilkhush Kumar, 17, a resident of Bihar, dead. Another one was injured. They worked in the brickyard.
In Kashmir, nine people have been killed in militant attacks in the past month. The Union Home Ministry is concerned about these type of attacks. The National Security Adviser Ajit Doval called on Union Home Minister Amit Shah for a meeting yesterday. The meeting was attended by RAW chief Samant Goel. Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha is going to Delhi today to discuss the current situation in the Valley with Shah.
Rahul Gandhi has appealed to the Prime Minister for immediate restoration of peace in Kashmir. “Civilians from various professions who are innocent are being assassinated every day. Kashmiri pandits are fleeing. Those who are in charge have no time after posting pictures. The BJP is only trying to seize more power in Kashmir,” he said.
A man named Farooq Ahmad Sheikh was also injured in the militant attack in the evening of 1st June. A car bomb had exploded in a car right after going for Shopian on yesterday morning just after the night was spent. Three soldiers were injured. The condition of one of them is critical.
Meanwhile, Kashmiri scholars have been vocal in demanding their securities. After the assassination of Kashmiri scholar Rahul Bhatt, the anger of the minority Pandit community in the valley was growing.
Following the death of schoolteacher Rajni Bala on Tuesday, more than hundreds of government workers in the valley yesterday started a movement demanding immediate transfer to their respective districts. They marched from the Press Club to Ambedkar Chowk. They also said that they will not join the work until the demand is met. According to them, no one is safe in the valley at present.
Attacking the Narendra Modi government, Asaduddin Owaisi, member of the Lok Sabha, said yesterday, “This government is walking on the path to repeat the situation of 1989. Owaisi alleged that the then government had unilaterally elected the valley’s political leadership in 1987 without much hubbub. After two years, the current situation started becoming turbulent. The government is also looking at Kashmiri scholars as a vote bank. That is why the situation is so bad today. “