Kashmiri Pandit Employees Send Mass Resignation To Guv, PM In Protest Against Rahul Bhat’s Killing

In protest against the killing of a fellow community member, the ‘All PM Package Employees Forum’, a body of Kashmiri Pandit employees, has written a mass resignation letter to J&K LG Manoj Sinha and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Due to dejection by the policies of the administration and subsequent failure of providing a sense of security to all Kashmiri Pandit minorities serving in the valley for the last 12 years, and due to desperation by promised custodians, who promised us to provide a dignified and honourable return, and due to threat of life which is a fundamental right of each and every human being. We PM Package employees and non-PM package employees have been left with no option but to give en mass resignation which we know is the only solution to save our lives,” the KP employees were quoted as saying in the letter by news agency KNT. The copy of the letter has also been send to the Ministry of Home Affairs. 

Rahul Bhat, a Kashmiri Pandit Revenue employee, was killed inside Tehsil Office Chadoora in Budgam where he was posted. the mass resignation by the KP employees came in the backdrop of Bhat’s killing. The victim was the native of Sangrampora Beerwah, presently staying at Pandit Colony in Sheikhpora Budgam.

The Kashmiri Pandit community has been outraged over the incident, and came out on streets to protest after the killing.

On Saturday, fresh protests broke out against the killing. Kashmiri Pandit government employees, staying in Veerwan transit camp in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district, demanded that they should be moved to Jammu.

A violent fight broke out between police and protesting Pandit employees.

Massive protests took place across Jammu and Kashmir yesterday night as Kashmiri Pandits demanded safety in the aftermath of the murder of a 36-year-old member of their community.

Members of the community left their transit camps, where they had been staying since their evacuation during the 1990 militancy wave, to block roadways and shout slogans against the central government, accusing it of failing them. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah were also targeted with slogans.

Candlelight marches were also held in various locations.

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