Kashmiri Pandits: ‘Kashmir is not safe’, plea for transfer from Valley, with ‘warning’ to government pundits | Kashmiri Pandits doing government jobs in valley asking for transfer
Kashmiri Pandits: Rahul Bhatt, a government employee, was recently shot dead by militants. Then there is the plea for transfer of Kashmiri scholars employed in the Valley.
Srinagar: A few days ago, government employee Rahul Bhat was shot dead by militants. Ever since then, the horrific memories of the 1990s have come back to haunt Kashmiri scholars. In this context, pundits in various government positions in Kashmir have been urging the government to transfer them from the valley. He wrote a letter to the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, requesting his release. The way Rahul was killed after entering the government office in Budgam, the pundits engaged in the terrified valley. That fear is reflected in their letter to the Chief Administrator of Jammu and Kashmir.
In a letter to the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, dated 14th, the All PM Package Employees Forum wrote: Us. Sir, if you can’t do something good, we are ready to resign. Kashmir is not safe for us. ” The All PM Package Employees Forum is an organization of Kashmiri Pandit workers.
The letter further states on behalf of the organization’s staff that they are willing to work anywhere in the world but do not want to work from Kashmir. The letter said, “We can’t stay here. We are being killed here every day.” Pundits have been killed by militants in Kashmir for the past two to three years. Moreover, people who went to work there from other countries have also lost their lives.
Earlier on Thursday afternoon, militants shot dead a revenue official, Rahul Bhat, in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. The deceased Bhat was a Kashmiri scholar. Bhatt was rushed to a hospital in Srinagar from Budgam with serious injuries. He died while undergoing treatment there. Kashmiri pundits then took to the streets to protest and block the road. They complained of lack of security. Meanwhile, Lieutenant General Manoj Sinha said that Rahul’s killers would be found and appropriate punishment would be given. However, the pundits in the Kashmir Valley are not panicking.