Lawyer urges CJI to conduct NIA probe into killings of Kashmiri Pandits

New Delhi:

An advocate wrote a letter to Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana against the alleged targeted killing of migrants in Kashmir valley. The advocate urged the CJI that the matter should be given to the National Investigative Agency (NIA) to carry out an exhaustive investigation. He also asked for security to Hindu minorities in Kashmir. 

Vineet Jindal, the advocate, on Wednesday stated in letter, “These target killings are not only an attempt to create fear among Hindus residing in Kashmir but also an attempt to wage war and unrest in the country. This systematic targeting of the Hindus has created a sense of fear, vulnerability and insecurity among the Hindu community living in the Valley.”

“Many government employees who returned to the Valley after being given jobs under the Prime Minister’s special employment scheme for Kashmiri migrants have quietly left accommodations and many of them have been demanding transfers from Kashmir to Jammu owing to the fear of losing their lives and for the sake of their families well being,” the letter further stated. 

The killing of a school teacher, Rajni Bala, in the district of Kulgam on May 31 was the seventh such attack in the last month. He said three policemen and three civilians have been killed by terrorists in recent targeted attacks. The lawyer requested the CJI to take cognizance of the alleged targeted killings of Hindus in Kashmir.

He sought a direction from the apex court to provide adequate security to Hindu minorities in Kashmir on an immediate basis.

The advocate also demanded that a special unit be set up to build and implement a system to ensure the safety and security of minority groups in Kashmir. Also a direction was sought to grant Rs 10 lakh in compensation and a government job for one family member of the Hindu victims.

(With inputs from ANI)


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