Kashmiri Pandit protesters braved the heat while holding banners reading ‘We want justice’ over the murder of Rahul Bhat, who was shot by terrorists at the Chadoora tehsil office in Budgam on May 10.
Outrage over the assassination of Rahul Bhat, Kashmiri Pandit’s government employee, continues. On Saturday, members of the Kashmiri Pandit community staged protest in Srinagar and repeated their demand for security by the J&K administration.
“We want safety and we don’t feel safe here. Move where we can feel safe, we can go anywhere. Nothing has been done for us,” a protester told ANI news agency.
Kashmiri Pandit protesters braved scorching heat while holding banners reading ‘We want justice’ over the murder of Rahul Bhat, who was shot by terrorists at the Chadoora tehsil office in Budgam on Thursday. Jamnmu and Kashmir police said two Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists involved in Bhat’s murder were eliminated during a meeting in Bandipora on Friday.
Bhat was the second Kashmiri Pandit killed by the terrorists in the Kashmir Valley. Last October, another Kashmiri Pandit named Makhan Lal Bindroo was shot dead by terrorists in Srinagar.
The leaders of the Bharatiya Janata party have witnessed the anger of the Kashmiri Pandit community. J&K BJP chief Ravinder Raina and other party leaders were reportedly harassed by the mourners as they visited the cremation site in Jammu to attend Bhat’s funeral.
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Later in the day, J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha announced the formation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the murder. The LG also said the government would provide government employment to Bhat’s wife and financial support to the family.