Terrorist outfits circulate a hit list of Kashmiri Pandits in valley

Kashmir Pandits have been asking for security after targeted killings in Kashmir, and many have fled the Valley after a spate of targeted killings over the last year

Shailesh Khanduri
05 Dec 2022
Terrorist outfits circulate a hit list of Kashmiri Pandits in valley

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New Delhi: Media is reporting that a group associated with the Lashkar-e-Taiba has posted a blog with a hit list and a list of Kashmiri Pandit employees working in the Valley, vowing to continue targeting them.

Posted on the blog "Kashmirfight", the list has gone viral and has the names and details of 56 Pandits appointed under the special PM employment package in the Valley.

It is the third time this blog, which probably has roots in Pakistan, has issued a hit list. The first time it was a list of ten journalists and editors; the second blog mentioned strengthening attacks on security installations.

The third blog says, "how non-locals and KPs are spreading their vicious cycle, 19 locations, 6000 flats and as many jobs… and attached is a list of the Kashmiri Pandits who were provided employment.

Kashmir Pandits have been asking for security after targeted killings in Kashmir, and many have fled the Valley after a spate of targeted killings over the last year.

They have been holding protests in Jammu, demanding relocation until Kashmir's situation improves. Some of the employees, however, are still in the Valley.

Meanwhile, newspapers reported that the BJP urged the police to find out who had leaked the names of 56 Pandits. It urged the administration to ensure their security.

BJP spokesperson Altaf Thakur said, "It is shocking to see a list of 56 Kashmiri Pandits employees on the outfit's blog. Terrorists have information about their places of posting… this is a security breach."

He said the KPs were living in fear due to the killing of their colleagues and the fresh threat had added to their woes.

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