2 more labourers shot dead by terrorists in Kulgam; Police to move non-resident employees to security camps

Two More Labourers Shot Dead By Terrorists In Kulgam; Police To Shift Non-Resident Workers To Securi
Image Source: ANI This is the third attack on non-local employees in less than 24 hours and is the latest in a series

of shootings targeting civilians in recent weeks. A minimum of two civilians(non-local labourers)were eliminated and another injured by terrorists in Kulgam district of South Kashmir, triggering the authorities to direct that all non-resident labourers in the Valley be given nearby security camps “right away” for security, authorities stated on Sunday.

This is the third attack on non-local workers in less than 24 hours and is the most current in a series of shootings targeting civilians in recent weeks. A street supplier from Bihar and a carpenter from Uttar Pradesh were shot dead by the ultras on Saturday night.

“Terrorists fired indiscriminately upon #NonLocal labourers at Wanpoh location of #Kulgam. In this #terror incident, 02 non-locals were killed and 01 hurt,” Kashmir zone Authorities said on its Twitter handle.

It said cops and security forces have actually cordoned off the area.

According to authorities, the gunmen went into the leased accommodation of the labourers and fired on them indiscriminately at the Wanpoh area of Kulgam district.

Based on sources, three labourers got bullet injuries. Two of them died on the area.

The deceased have been identified as Raja Reshi Dev and Joginder Reshi Dev, both residents of Bihar. The hurt person has actually been determined as Chun Reshi Dev, CID sources stated.

In a message flashed to all district police in the Valley, Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said, “All non-local labourers in your respective jurisdiction ought to be given the nearest cops or main paramilitary force or army facility recently.”

“The matter is most urgent,” the message to the 10 districts in the Valley stated.

The fear attack drew strong condemnation from political parties throughout the spectrum.

“There are no words strong enough to condemn the duplicated barbaric attacks on innocent civilians. My heart heads out to their families because they leave the comforts of their houses to make a dignified livelihood. Awfully sad,” PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti tweeted.

BJP state spokesperson Altaf Thakur stated the killings were “nothing but pure genocide”.

“The gruesome murder of non-locals is nothing however inhuman and reveals the disappointment of militants,” he said.

CPI(M) leader M Y Tarigami stated killing innocent labourers who have actually come here to make their livelihood is a heinous crime.

“This is focused on targeting the interests of individuals of Kashmir and this is occurring at a time when the gathering season is at its peak,” he stated.

Tarigami stated mere condemnation is inadequate and it was time for all to come forward and unitedly raise voice versus these wrongdoers who are committing such heinous crimes.

“We interest civil society, political parties regardless of their political agenda to raise their voice versus such barbaric acts,” he added.

Amid the civilian killings, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Guv Manoj Sinha had on Sunday pledged to avenge every drop of their blood by hunting down terrorists and their sympathisers.

Sinha said attempts are being made to disrupt the peace and socio-economic development of Jammu and Kashmir and the private growth of people, and reiterated the dedication to the hectic development of the Union area.

“I pay my genuine tributes to the martyr civilians and acknowledgements to the bereaved families. We’ll hunt down terrorists, their sympathisers and avenge every drop of innocent civilians’ blood,” Sinha stated in his monthly radio programme ‘Awaam ki Awaaz’.

(with PTI inputs)

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