In the wake of targeted killings of minorities in Kashmir, several Kashmiri Pandit organisations have alleged the administration did not take adequate measures to ensure their safety despite intelligence inputs indicating their vulnerability to terror attacks.
Sanjay Tickoo of the Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti said the union territory administration had not responded to his requests for reviewing the security situation. “We had been seeking an appointment with the government to raise issues pertaining to our safety,” he said.
In a letter to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha dated October 5, Tickoo wrote, “…for more than 10 days there is an input that businessman and prominent faces from (among) non-migrant Kashmiri Pandit/Hindus living in Kashmir Valley will be eliminated from Kashmir Valley.” He complained that the security agencies had not addressed their concerns.
A government employee living in Anantnag said after terrorists killed two teachers in the Valley on Thursday, no effort was made to ensure the safety of the minority community employees. “There are between three to four teachers in several government-run schools in Anantnag. They had to write to the authorities to provide them security. But they were told to stay put in the Kheer Bhawani (Temple) complex,” the employee said.