New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will hold an extensive discussion on security situation in Kashmir on Saturday amid a spate of civilian killings since the past week.
The Lieutenant Governor of newly framed Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will also brief the Home Minister about the prevailing security condition and steps being taken to ensure safety of minorities in Kashmir.
Top Officials from various quarters including Home Ministry, Intelligence Bureau, Jammu and Kashmir administration along with other agencies are likely to attend the meet. HM has also directed the officials to ensure that those involved in the killings are nabbed such incidents do not recur.
Kashmir remains on edge since last weekend, when the spree of Civilian killings started up and led to the death of Seven Civilians in the past six days. Those who falls bullets of militants alone includes four from minorities as well as non local, while as three belong from Muslim majority. On October 2nd, Militants in a hit and run incident shot dead two local civilians in separate targets at Karan Nagar and Batamaloo areas of Uptown Srinagar. After the gap of two days another strike took place in Iqbal Park Srinagar on 5th October late evening where a noted Pharmacist was shot dead at a point blank range inside his shop.
On the very same day two more target killings hit the stand in Lal Bazar area of Srinagar and North Kashmir’s Bandipora where a non local street vendor and a sumo cab driver were killed respectively. The Valley was still in blood soaked clothes when within a span of 48 hours another attack was carried out at a Govt run higher secondary school in Eidgah area of Srinagar. In that target a Principal and a Hindi teacher lost their lives, sending the shock wave to the people of Kashmir particularly of minorities.
LG Manoj Sinha vows to avenge and gave a free hand to security agencies to deal and control the situation amid fear and scary atmosphere.