Mass resignation by more than 350 Kashmiri Pandit Prime Minister Package Employees in Kashmir has been sent to Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha today.
Two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists had entered a crowded government office and shot dead a Kashmiri Pandit employee in Budgam district in central Kashmir on Thursday, in a targeted killing that drew strong condemnation from political parties and employees’ association.
However, this was not the first incident of Kashmiri Pandits being targeted in the valley. On April 4, terrorists gunned down a Kashmiri Pandit identified as Bal Krishan in Chotigam village of Shopian district, leaving him injured. The attack was followed by violence against two other labourers from Bihar, Patlashwar Kumar and Jakku Choudhary in Lajoora village of Pulwama district.
According to J&K Police data, targeted killings have claimed the lives of over 23 civilians in the Kashmir Valley since October 2021.
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