The man, identified as Puran Krishan Bhat, was attacked near his home in the Chowdhary Gund area of the south Kashmir district, the police said.
Jammu: In yet another incident, a Kashmiri Pandit was shot dead by militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday, the police said.
The man, identified as Puran Krishan Bhat, was attacked near his home in the Chowdhary Gund area of the south Kashmir district, the police said. They added that the doctors declared Bhat brought dead after he was rushed to the Shopian hospital.
The police added that the area around his home has been cordoned off and a hunt has been launched to arrest the assailants. They added that Bhat was on his way to an orchard when he was attacked but the local residents said he was shot at outside his home.
Notably, Bhat did not leave the Valley even in the 1990s when militancy was at its peak. It is worth mentioning that the murder comes barely a few days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a gathering in Gujarat, said that the Kashmir issue has been resolved.
In a tweet, the Kashmiri Pandit Sangarsh Samiti (KPSS) said, “Another KP (Kashmiri pandit) non-migrant killed at Chowdhary Gund in Shopian… despite our tweet on 13th October but nothing has changed on ground zero. It (is) also a message to Shri Amit Shah that everything is (not) ok in Kashmir.” The Kashmiri Pandit Sangarsh Samiti (KPSS) represents Kashmiri Pandits who did not leave the Valley.
KPSS president Sanjay Tickoo alleged that deputy commissioner of Shopian and senior superintendent of police (Shopian) are “pressuring the victim’s family to conduct the last rites as soon as possible as they have to show normalcy in the Valley”.