of Kashmiri Pandits
The cowards behind the latest outrage are unlikely to identify themselves. But there can be do doubt that the latest massacre is a desperate bid by those eager to communalise the Kashmir issue to sabotage any effort towards ensuring the return of the Kashmiri Pandits to their homes.
Our hearts go out to the survivors of the carnage in particular, and the Kashmiri Pandit community in general, the overwhelming majority of whom have been condemned to live the life of refugees in their own country because of Pakistan-aided terrorism in the Valley. We demand an urgent review of the security arrangements for Kashmiri Pandits throughout the Valley and immediate and adequate compensation for the families of those killed by the J&K government.
The J&K chief minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed has called it “[an] unpardonable crime by militants to derail the peace process initiated in J&K by the coalition government.” He has also said he has asked the security forces to launch a massive manhunt and bring the killers to the book for "these gun-wielding militants deserve no mercy."
we also demand a thorough investigation in the security lapses that
turned the vulnerable Kashmiri Pandits into easy targets of mass
murderers who pretend to be serving lofty causes.
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