Among 28 civilians killed this year so for, 20 were from majority community

Srinagar: Among the 28 civilians killed so for in Jammu and Kashmir this year till date 08 were from minority communities. Among these 8 slain, one was affiliated with BJP while one was the minor nephew of a Bhartiya Janata Party leader.

The data available with news agency Kashmir News Trust reveals that the 8 members from minority community killed this year till date in militant attacks include the  Krishna Dhaba owner Akash Mehra who was shot dead at his dhaba in Sonwar Srinagar, BJP leader Rakesh Pandit killed in Tral,  non- local labour from Bihar Shankar Kumar Choudary shot dead in Nihama Kulgam, Makhan Lal Bindroo- a pharmacist killed in Iqbal Park Srinagar, Virendra Paswan from Bhagalpur Bihar killed in Lal Bazar, Deepak Chand and Sapendar Kour both killed in Idgah Srinagar.

Among the 28 civilians killed so for, 20 including the wife and daughter of a policeman were from majority Muslim community.

Two Councillors Riyaz Pir and Shamsuddin were killed in Sopore attack. Militants killed a civilian Naseer Khan at Buchipora Budgam.  Two youth Sanjeet Parrey and Shahnawaz Bhat were killed by unknown gunmen at Jablipora Bijbehara. Militants also shot dead a shopkeeper Umar Nazir Bhat of Kailashpora Tankipora in Habba Kadal area of Srinagar.

Two civilians Manzoor Shalla of Shalimar Colony Sopore and Bashir of Mahrajpora Sopore were killed in Sopore militant attack. Two cops were also got killed in that attack.

A civilian identified as Mudasir Ahmad Bhat, son of Abdul Rashid Bhat of Hanji Gund Beerwah died in a grenade attack at Barbarshah Srinagar.  An SPO Fayaz Ahmed, his wife Raja Begum and daughter Rafia Jan were killed in a militant attack at Hariparigam of Awantipora.  A civilian Javaid Ahmed was shot dead by suspected militants in Lurgam village of Tral.  A youth Meeran Ali was shot dead by unknown persons in Bulbul Lankar Nawakadal Srinagar.

BJP Kisan Morcha President for Kulgam and Sarpanch Redwani Kulgam and his wife Jawahira were shot dead by militants in Anantnag.  The nephew of a BJP Rajouri leader Jasbir Singh was killed in a grenade attack.  Militants also shot dead a BJP leader Javaid Ahmed Dar at Brazlo Jagir Kulgam and Apni Party leader Ghulam Hasan Lone at Devsar Kulgam.

A civilian Abdul Rehman Guroo from Galwanteng Chatabal was killed by suspected militants in Karan Nagar area of Srinagar. Another civilian who was a PDD employee identified as Shafi Dar was shot dead at SD Colony Batamaloo.

Besides a pharmacist and a non-local vendor, militants also shot dead Sumo president Muhammad Shafi alias Sonu in Shahgund Hajin area of Bandipora.  Today, militants shot dead two teachers. (KNT)



Neyaz Elahi

Neyaz Elahi, who switched from Electronic to Print Media is a Kashmir based Accredited Journalist who has written extensively on Kashmir for local, national and international web portals. He is currently associated with Srinagar based News Agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT).

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