Kulgam: 2 labourers from Bihar shot dead by terrorists; civilian killings at 11
of shootings targeting civilians in recent weeks. At least two civilians(non-local labourers)were eliminated and another injured by terrorists in Kulgam district of South Kashmir, triggering the cops to direct that all non-resident labourers in the Valley be brought to nearest security camps “right away” for safety, authorities said on Sunday.
This is the third attack on non-local employees in less than 24 hours and is the current 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 eliminated and 01 hurt,” Kashmir zone Authorities stated on its Twitter handle.
It stated authorities and security forces have actually cordoned off the location.
According to officials, the gunmen got in the rented accommodation of the labourers and fired on them indiscriminately at the Wanpoh location of Kulgam district.
Based on sources, three labourers received bullet injuries. Two of them passed away on the area.
The deceased have actually been identified as Raja Reshi Dev and Joginder Reshi Dev, both locals of Bihar. The injured person has been determined as Chun Reshi Dev, CID sources said.
In a message flashed to all district cops in the Valley, Inspector General of Cops (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said, “All non-local labourers in your respective jurisdiction ought to be given the nearest cops or central paramilitary force or army establishment recently.”
“The matter is most urgent,” the message to the 10 districts in the Valley stated.
The horror 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 households due to the fact that they leave the comforts of their houses to make a dignified income. Awfully unfortunate,” PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti tweeted.
BJP state spokesperson Altaf Thakur said the killings were “absolutely nothing but pure genocide”.
“The gruesome murder of non-locals is nothing however inhuman and shows the disappointment of militants,” he said.
CPI(M) leader M Y Tarigami stated killing innocent labourers who have actually come here to earn their livelihood is an abhorrent criminal activity.
“This is intended at targeting the interests of individuals of Kashmir and this is taking place at a time when the harvesting season is at its peak,” he stated.
Tarigami said simple condemnation is insufficient and it was time for all to come forward and unitedly raise voice against these wrongdoers who are committing such heinous crimes.
“We appeal to civil society, political parties regardless of their political agenda to raise their voice versus such barbaric acts,” he included.
Amid the civilian killings, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Guv Manoj Sinha had on Sunday promised to avenge every drop of their blood by searching down terrorists and their sympathisers.
Sinha stated efforts are being made to interfere with the peace and socio-economic development of Jammu and Kashmir and the specific growth of individuals, and repeated the commitment to the busy development of the Union territory.
“I pay my heartfelt homages to the martyr civilians and acknowledgements to the bereaved households. We’ll hunt down terrorists, their sympathisers and avenge every drop of innocent civilians’ blood,” Sinha said in his regular monthly radio programme ‘Awaam ki Awaaz’.
(with PTI inputs)
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