New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has called the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Singh to Delhi on Saturday in the wake of targeted killings by militants in the Valley, sources said.
The meeting has been called after a number of civilians were killed by militants in the Kashmir valley over the last week.
On Thursday, militants killed a principal and a teacher of the Govt. Boys’ Higher Secondary school in Srinagar’s Safakadal area.
The victims were from Kashmir’s minority Sikh and Hindu communities. The teacher, Deepak Chand, was a Hindu from Jammu and the principal, Supunder Kour, was a Sikh.
On Tuesday, 70-year-old Makhan Lal Bindroo, a prominent Kashmiri Pandit businessman and the owner of a pharmacy in Srinagar was shot dead by the terrorists.
On the same day, a street vendor was shot dead by militants near Madina Chowk Lalbazar in Srinagar. The deceased, identified as Virendra Paswan, was a resident of Bihar.
In a third attack on Tuesday, another civilian, identified as Mohammad Shafi Lone, was shot dead by militants in Bandipora district in North Kashmir.
According to the police statement, “So far, 28 civilians have been killed by militants in 2021. Out of 28, five persons belong to the local Hindu/Sikh community and 2 non-local Hindu labourers.”