J&K: Kashmiri Pandits protest against killing of Tehsil Office employee

14 May, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma

Rahul Bhatt, an employee of the Tehsil office in the Budgam district's Chadoora, was shot dead by terrorists in Budgam on Thursday.

A tense situation developed as Kashmiri Pandit government workers and their family began a protest against the killing of Chadoora Tehsil Office employee Rahul Bhat in Jammu & Kashmir’s Budgam district.

“If the Administration can use lathi-charge and tear gas against the public, could they not have arrested the terrorist yesterday?” Aparna Pandit, a protester questioned while speaking to ANI.

Rahul Bhatt, an employee of the Tehsil office in the Budgam district’s Chadoora, was shot dead by terrorists in Budgam on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Police said, “While sensing the security of the protesters who had resorted to violence and neglected the pacification requests by the administration and to thwart evil designs of anti-national elements (ANEs), police were constrained to finally hurl a few teargas shells to disperse them.”

However, demonstrators regrouped near Sheikhpora Traffic for the rally and blocked the major road, according to police.

The administration of Jammu and Kashmir has also formed a SIT to investigate the murder of Kashmiri pandit Rahul Bhat, who was shot dead by terrorists two days ago.

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha declared that the J-K Government will offer Rahul Bhat’s wife with a government position in Jammu as well as financial help to his family.

“A decision has been taken to constitute a special investigative team to probe all the aspects of the despicable terror attack. The SHO of the concerned police station has also been attached,” the Office of the J-K LG tweeted.

“J&K administration to provide a government job to Rahul Bhat’s wife in Jammu and financial assistance to the family. The government will bear the educational expenses of the daughter,” the LG further said in a tweet.