Owaisi slams Centre over recent killings of Kashmiri Pandits in J-K’s Shopian
16 August, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma
Asaduddin Owaisi, the leader of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), denounced the deaths of Kashmiri Pandits in the valley on Tuesday and said that the Central government failed to ...
Asaduddin Owaisi, the leader of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), denounced the deaths of Kashmiri Pandits in the valley on Tuesday and said that the Central government failed to provide protection for the community.
“BJP appointed LG in Jammu and Kashmir and Centre run government there have proved to be unsuccessful. Removal of Art 370 hasn’t helped. Not the first attack on a Kashmiri Pandit in Jammu and Kashmir, they (Centre) have failed to provide security. Kashmiri Pandits want to leave Kashmir now,” said Owaisi. He further stressed that the incident was “another example of the failure of the Modi government.”
“This is another example of the failure of the Modi government. The responsibility for the failure to safeguard the lives of Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu and Kashmir lies on BJP and and its government,” he added.
His remarks came after a Kashmiri Pandit was shot dead and his brother injured after terrorists shot at them at an apple orchard in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district.
The incident took place in the Chotipora area.
The deceased has been identified as Sunil Kumar Bhat. His brother Pintu has sustained injuries.
Security force personnel have been deployed in the area after the incident.
BJP President in Jammu and Kashmir Ravinder Raina said, “Coward Pakistani terrorists targetted minority Hindus. Two brothers — Kashmiri Hindus — Sunil Kumar and Pintu were targeted by coward Pakistani terrorists.”
“Pakistan wants a bloodbath in Kashmir, Pakistani terrorists are the enemies of the people of Kashmir,” he added.
Raina alleged, “Pakistan wants to turn Kashmir into graveyards but we won’t allow it to fulfil its nefarious designs.”
He said that anyone responsible for harassing Kashmiri Pandits will be held accountable and punished.
The incident occurs after militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam area shot and killed Vijay Kumar, a bank manager, outside of his workplace in June of this year.
Terrorists shot and killed Rajni Bala, a Hindu women teacher, on May 31 in Kashmir’s Kulgam area.
Three off-duty policemen and two civilians, including Rahul Bhat of the Kashmiri Pandit, were also murdered in Kashmir by militants in the same month.