What occurred within the Valley on Thursday was unprecedented. Terrorists segregated Kashmiri Muslims from Sikhs and Hindus, requested Muslim academics to go away the college after which killed the girl principal, a Sikh, and a Hindu male trainer. Earlier than segregating, the three terrorists requested the academics to indicate their IDs, checked every certainly one of them, after which advised Muslim academics that it was time for his or her Namaaz and they need to depart.
The massacre happened on the government-run Sangam Eidgah Boys’ Increased Secondary College at round 10.30 am. The academics have been then busy getting ready the examination schedules for the scholars. The killers requested the 44-year previous woman principal, Supinder Kaur, and her colleague Deepak Chand, a Hindu resident from Jammu, to come back out of the college constructing, they usually have been shot a number of occasions. The terrorists coolly walked out of the campus.
Within the course of, the separatists have murdered humanity in chilly blood. They’ve tried to kill the soul of Kashmiriyat that thrives within the Valley amongst Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs. They sought to transform the Kashmir paradise right into a purgatory hell.
In my prime time present ‘Aaj Ki Baat’ on Thursday evening, we have been initially reluctant to indicate the screams and wails of the kin of these killed, however then determined to indicate these in order that the world can understand the ugly nature of the killings. The motive of terror teams behind taking out comfortable targets, with a transparent intent to create communal division within the Valley, is clear. These photos present how determined they’re to create disturbance in a Valley that was dwelling in peace and amity for the final two years.
Within the final 5 days, terrorists have gunned down seven harmless civilians, out of whom 4 have been non-Muslims. There have been two Kashmiri Pandits amongst them. The civilians have been killed solely as a result of they have been non-Muslims. The purpose behind these selective, focused killings is obvious.
In my present, I spoke to Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha, who vowed that the perpetrators of those heinous crimes is not going to go unpunished.
Manoj Sinha described the killings as “an act of cowardice”. He stated, for the primary time, a girl has been killed by terrorists. “The woman principal used to work for the upliftment and schooling of orphan kids. ..Each drop of tear from the eyes of the kin of these killed shall be accounted for, and the killers must pay for this act, with curiosity. These are focused killings with clear motives on a part of their handlers sitting elsewhere. I’ve given full powers to the forces to behave quick and remove such components. I discover a clear sample behind the killings of civilians belong to explicit communities. They need to convey the message that they don’t want peace and prosperity within the Valley.”
The Lt. Governor stated, “For the final two years, there was peace within the Valley. In July this yr alone, 10.5 lakh vacationers visited Kashmir. In August 11.28 lakh vacationers got here right here, and in September, the variety of vacationers crossed 12.25 lakhs. Terrorists need to destroy the lives of frequent folks. They need to finish communal brotherhood in Kashmir, however our authorities will attempt to catch the killers, even when they disguise in ‘paataal’ (hell).”
Sinha stated: “I attraction to the folks of Kashmir to take care of communal concord by upholding the nice traditions and tradition of this area. I attraction to all intellectuals and youths within the Valley to not enable terrorists to sow seeds of communal discord. We discover a new pattern among the many terrorists, and I promise that by Friday and Saturday, we can place new disclosures earlier than the general public. We had a high stage assembly on Wednesday with power commanders and a brand new technique has been ready. The scenario shall be introduced below management very quickly. We are going to make full preparations for the security and safety of Sikhs, Hindus and Kashmiri Pandits within the Valley.” I feel the Lt. Governor has extra secret info with him, which he was unwilling to share. Plainly police have recognized the killers, and are attempting to nab them.
Each Indian and each Kashmiri ought to hear what the Mayor of Srinagar Junaid Mattoo stated after the killings. Mattoo stated, “Those that describe terrorists as militants won’t ever perceive the pains of frequent Kashmiris. Those that kill innocents and girls, can, by no stretch of creativeness, be referred to as militants. They’re savages. They’re enemies of Islam and Insaniyat (humanity). The complete Valley ought to rise and rebuff these components.”
Our Srinagar reporter Manzoor Mir stated, the street resulting in the college goes via thick forest, and terrorists used this as a canopy to hold out their cowardly act. There have been no college students within the faculty as they have been busy getting ready for his or her exams. Lecturers have been having morning tea in class, when the three youths walked in, carrying pistols. They checked id playing cards, Aadhar and even voter I-Playing cards to test the faith of every of the academics, who have been requested to face in a line, together with the girl principal.
Principal Supinder Kaur has left behind a daughter finding out in Class 8 and a son finding out in Class 3. Her husband works in a financial institution. The academics had come to the college to organize obligation charts for conduct of examinations. Nobody had ever dreamed that terrorists would stroll in, ask their faith after which shoot two of them lifeless. After the killers left, the academics sat in a bunch, unhappy and shocked. Most of them have been weeping.
The slain Hindu trainer Deepak Chand hailed from Jammu. He had joined service three years in the past, had come to Srinagar together with his spouse and three-year-old daughter, stayed in a rented home, and had been educating on this faculty. Deepak had returned from Jammu 5 days in the past after finishing up rites for his father’s dying anniversary, however Thursday was his final day. Deepak’s spouse continues to be in a state of shock. His cousin advised India TV reporter that Deepak had advised him over telephone that he was shocked over the killing of businessman Makhan Lal Bindroo in Srinagar, however had additionally stated that because the folks of Srinagar are good and useful, he had nothing to worry.
The federal government will assist the households of these killed by terrorists, police and safety forces will nab or shoot the killers, however the moot level stays: Will the conspiracies of terrorists come to an finish? Can Kashmiriyat be saved?
Under no circumstances. Kashmiriyat could be saved solely when folks understand the true motives of terrorists and their handlers, and rebuff them by giving a robust reply. Let me inform you what are the primary motives.
For the final two years, terrorists made all out efforts to assault safety forces, they have been eradicated. They attacked Kashmir policemen, however failed to realize their goal. They began killing civilians, together with Kashmiri Muslims, shot folks within the again after they have been providing Namaaz prayers, however the frequent man remained unafraid. Folks within the Valley stopped giving shelter to terrorists. Quite the opposite, folks began giving secret data about terrorists to the police.
The outcome: Greater than 550 terrorists have been killed within the Valley over the last two years. Now that peace returned to the Valley and enterprise and regular life resumed, greater than 4,500 Kashmiri Pandits have returned to Kashmir. There have been indications in regards to the return of many out of the 44,000 Kashmiri Pandits who had left through the Nineties. Kashmiri Pandits who returned have been welcomed with affection by the folks of the Valley. Kashmiri Pandit households, who wished to return, began making use of to the state authorities providing to return.
Handlers of terrorists sitting in Pakistan have been offended by these developments. Terrorists have been requested by Pakistani handlers to particularly choose folks from minorities and kill them, in order that Hindus and Sikhs in Kashmir begin suspecting their Muslim brethren. They need to create an abyss of hatred between communities. I’m absolutely assured that Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims dwelling in Kashmir, will perceive this devious Pakistani plot and foil it.
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