Kashmir Bleeds: Migrant Labourers, Pandits Flee Valley, Centre's 'Normalcy' Missing!

by GoNews Desk Oct 19, 2021 • 03:56 PM Views 361

The present situation in Kashmir harks back to the dark days of the 1990s. After the recent attacks in the valley, migrant labourers have begun fleeing from there, and have said that they have not witnessed such a scene for the past 35 years. Extremist attacks have killed 10 people over the past 15 days.

The locals in the Kashmir valley and Jammu have been rendered apprehensive and tense following these attacks, and Kashmiri Pandits have begun fleeing the Valley once again.  The current situation in Kashmir raises big questions on the Centre’s claims of restoring ‘normalcy’ after the abrogation of Article 370.

Three Labourers From Bihar Killed

Two Bihari labourers were killed in Kashmir’s Kulgam past Sunday by extremist militants. Three migrant labourers from the state staying in Wanpoh, Kulgam were shot by the militants who barged into their residence, killing two while the third managed to escape with his life. Before this, on Saturday, one person from Bihar was killed in Srinagar’s Eidgah and another migrant labourer from Uttar Pradesh was killed in Pulwama. It is being said that the killings of civilians has begun from October itself. On 6th October, a renowned chemist of the region Makhan Lal Bindroo was murdered by extremists along with three other people, and two more were killed on the following day, bringing the count to five.

These murders have been referred to as “targeted killings” since they pick out people for killing in cold blood.

Kashmiri Pandits’ Exodus Once Again

The media has reported that a unit of the Lashkar-e-Taiba itself, named United Liberation, has taken responsibility for the killing of a Bihari migrant labourer on Sunday, and has warned non Kashmiris to leave the valley. Since mostly non-locals and Kashmiri Pandits number among those killed, this has expectedly created an atmosphere of fear in these communities.