Just two days after three civilians were shot dead in Srinagar and Bandipora, unidentified terrorists killed a school principal and teacher in Srinagar’s Safa Kadal area.
Officials said the gunmen opened fire on the two, identified as Satinder Kaur and Deepak Chand, both residents of Alochibagh, injuring them critically. He was taken to SKIMS Hospital where he was declared brought dead on arrival.
In a bloody Tuesday, a renowned pharmacist was among three people killed by terrorists in Srinagar. Bindu Medicate owner Makhan Lal Bindu was shot dead by unidentified terrorists at his shop in Iqbal Park. “He was hit by four bullets and was declared brought dead at SMHS hospital,” officials said. A renowned chemist in the area, Bindru was operating his pharmacy in Srinagar for several decades and was also known for his philanthropic work.
Shocking news coming in again from Srinagar. Another set of targeted killings, this time of two teachers in a Govt school in Idgah area of the city. Words of condemnation are not enough for this inhuman act of terror but I pray for the souls of the deceased to rest in peace.
Within an hour of the firing, suspected militants also shot dead a non-local person in Lalbazar area of the city. Police said the roadside vendor was selling bhelpuri on the road. He died on the spot and his body was recovered by the police. Mohammad Shafi Lone was also shot dead by terrorists in Naidkhai in Bandipora district of North Kashmir. Last Saturday, two civilians were killed in a similar incident in a radius of one kilometer in Srinagar.
The Resistance Front (TRF), the terrorist group that claimed responsibility for Bindru’s killing, said on Wednesday that it would carry out more such attacks against those involved in “anti-Kashmir” causes. In a statement, TRF claimed that Bindru used to conduct seminars and secret meetings involving Kashmiris, especially youth, in the name of health activities, India Today reported.
Shiv Sena and Dogra Front workers took out rallies in Jammu to protest the killings. They raised anti-Pakistan slogans and burnt the Pakistan flag. “The government should strictly deal with terrorists, their supporters within Kashmir before dealing with Pakistan. Justice should be given,” said Shiv Sena leader Ashok Gupta. He said that the purpose of these terror attacks is to derail the government’s plan to bring back Kashmiri Pandits to the Kashmir Valley.
Activists of Rashtriya Bajrang Dal and KP Sabha also protested.