Congress attacks Centre over killings in Kashmir

5 June, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

Opposition has been targeting centre over Kashmir's targeted killings

Opposition has been targeting centre over Kashmir’s targeted killings. According to NCP chief spokesperson Mahesh Tapase, Home Minister Amit Shah should personally secure the safety of all Kashmiri citizens.

“The failure of intelligence machinery in the valley has resulted in the resurgence of insurgency in the valley, this time targeting people. Amit Shah, the Indian Home Minister, should personally secure the safety of all Kashmiris “he explained.

Earlier on Saturday, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel criticized the Centre for the latest targeted killings in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the problem persists despite the government’s strategy and method to solve it “failing.”

He claimed that terrorists had previously slain Kashmiri Pandits and that terrorists have now assaulted migrants from the minority group in the UT.

Former Madhya Pradesh minister Sajjan Singh Verma has also blamed the Centre for a wave of ‘targeted killings’ in Jammu and Kashmir, stating that crime has escalated in the Valley after Article 370 was repealed.

However, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the West Bengal Congress chairman, criticized the Centre on Saturday for recent killings in Kashmir, calling the government’s strategy a failure.

In Kashmir, there have been targeted killings of innocent civilians, including members of the Kashmir Pandit community, civilians, and government officials.

Terrorists shot and killed Rajni Bala, a 36-year-old Hindu woman teacher from Jammu’s Samba area, at a government school in Gopalpora, Kulgam, earlier this week.

On Friday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah met with Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and other top authorities in Jammu and Kashmir to discuss security.

The meeting included Ajit Doval, the National Security Advisor, and Dilbagh Singh, the Director General of Police in Jammu and Kashmir. Terrorists killed two civilians and three off-duty cops in Kashmir last month, including Kashmiri Pandit employee Rahul Bhat.