Centre taking strict action against targeted killings in Kashmir: Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur


Asserting that the Bharatiya Janata Party- led Centre is taking action against the targeted killings in the Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur on Friday said such ‘atmosphere of panic’ in the valley was last observed between 1980 and 1990 where people of a particular minority were forced to escape.  

“It’s very unfortunate; we last witnessed targeted killings in Jammu and Kashmir in 1989 and 1990… an atmosphere of panic was attempted to be created for a particular community to leave… Central government is taking strict action,” said the Himachal Pradesh CM. 

Recently on Thursday evening, one migrant labourer, identified as 17-year-old Dilkhush Kumar from Bihar, was killed and another sustained injuries after terrorists shot at them in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam. 

This attack comes only hours after a bank manager from Rajasthan, identified as Vijay Kumar, was shot dead in Kulgam. He was shot right outside his office. The Resistance Front, a shadow outfit of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba terror group, claimed responsibility for the attack.

A couple of days ago, Hindu woman teacher Rajni Bala, hailing from Jammu’s Samba district, was shot dead by terrorists at a government school in Gopalpora, Kulgam. 

Protesting against the spate of targeted killings in Kashmir, non-local government employees in a huge number on Thursday staged a massive demonstration demanding immediate transfers to their home districts. 

The agitating government employees threatened that they will not return to work as the government could not provide them a secure atmosphere to live in the valley.


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