Kulgam: 2 labourers from Bihar shot dead by terrorists; civilian killings at 11
of shootings targeting civilians in recent weeks. At least two labourers were eliminated and another hurt by terrorists in Kulgam district of South Kashmir, triggering the authorities to direct that all migrants in the Valley be brought to nearest security camps “instantly” for safety, authorities stated on Sunday.
This is the 3rd attack on migrants in less than 24 hr and is the latest in a series of shootings targeting civilians in current weeks. A street vendor 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 occurrence, 02 non-locals were killed and 01 injured,” Kashmir zone Police stated on its Twitter manage.
It stated cops and security forces have actually cordoned off the area.
According to officials, the shooters got in the leased accommodation of the labourers and fired on them indiscriminately at the Wanpoh location of Kulgam district.
According to sources, 3 labourers received bullet injuries. Two of them died on the spot.
The deceased have actually been identified as Raja Reshi Dev and Joginder Reshi Dev, both locals of Bihar. The hurt person has actually been identified as Chun Reshi Dev, CID sources said.
In a message flashed to all district cops in the Valley, Inspector General of Authorities (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar stated, “All migrants in your respective jurisdiction should be brought to the closest cops or central paramilitary force or army facility just now.”
“The matter is most urgent,” the message to the 10 districts in the Valley stated.
The fear attack drew strong condemnation from political parties across the spectrum.
“There are no words strong enough to condemn the repeated barbaric attacks on innocent civilians. My heart goes out to their households because they leave the comforts of their houses to make a dignified livelihood. Extremely sad,” PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti tweeted.
BJP state representative Altaf Thakur said the killings were “absolutely nothing however pure genocide”.
“The gruesome murder of non-locals is absolutely nothing however inhuman and reveals the disappointment of militants,” he stated.
CPI(M) leader M Y Tarigami said killing innocent labourers who have actually come here to earn their income is an abhorrent crime.
“This is aimed at targeting the interests of individuals of Kashmir and this is happening at a time when the gathering season is at its peak,” he said.
Tarigami said mere condemnation is inadequate and it was time for all to come forward and unitedly raise voice against these criminals who are dedicating such abhorrent criminal activities.
“We attract civil society, political parties regardless of their political agenda to raise their voice against such barbaric acts,” he added.
In the middle of the civilian killings, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha had on Sunday swore to avenge every drop of their blood by hunting down terrorists and their sympathisers.
Sinha stated efforts are being made to interrupt the peace and socio-economic progress of Jammu and Kashmir and the individual development of people, and restated the commitment to the hectic advancement of the Union area.
“I pay my genuine homages to the martyr civilians and condolences to the bereaved families. We’ll pursue terrorists, their sympathisers and avenge every drop of innocent civilians’ blood,” Sinha stated in his regular monthly radio program ‘Awaam ki Awaaz’.
(with PTI inputs)
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Published at Sun, 17 Oct 2021 08:55:12 -0500