Migrant workers fear life, start leaving Kashmir

West Bengal

Srinagar : Non-Kashmiris are on the target hit-list of terrorists at J&K. Fearing for life migrants leave Kashmir area. The migrant workers of the state are in panic after the continuous terrorist attacks on non-Kashmiri people. There is a competition among migrant laborers to leave Kashmir. On Monday too, a group of migrant workers left from Srinagar following the recent incidents of target killings of non-Kashmiris by terrorists.

As many as 11 civilians belonging to Bihar have been allegedly killed by terrorists. With the killing of migrant workers and local residents in Kashmir continuing unabated, non-locals have started migrating out of the Valley, fearing for their lives. Meanwhile, several non-local labourers have been shifted to secure locations by authorities in various districts.

A migrant from Rajasthan said, “The situation is getting very bad here. We are scared, we have children with us and hence are going back to our hometowns.”

Since first week of October terrorists are killing non-Kashmiris. The horrifying situation has led to people leaving Kashmir valley and moving at Jammu. People from different regions of India staying at Kashmir as migrants have now started to board trains and are moving back to their home towns. Mostly these migrants are from UP and Bihar.

Amid the unabated killings, the Jammu and Kashmir Police has asked all its district chiefs in the valley to gather non-resident labourers and bring them to the nearest security camps “immediately”.

In a message flashed to all district police, Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said, “All non-local labourers in your respective jurisdiction should be brought to the nearest police or central paramilitary force or army establishment just now.” “The matter is most urgent,” the message said.

Two Bihar Migrants Killed In J&K

Two labourers from Bihar were gunned down by terrorists on Sunday.

The killings came a day after a gol-gappa hawker from Bihar and a carpenter from Uttar Pradesh were shot dead by terrorists in the Valley.

The hawker, Arbind Kumar Sah, was shot at point-blank range in Srinagar. The carpenter, Sagir Ahmad, was shot dead by terrorists in Pulwama, the police said.

The victims Raja Reshi Dev and Joginder Reshi Dev were inside their rented accommodation at Laran Gangipora Wanpoh in Kulgam with a fellow native of Bihar when the terrorists barged in and opened fire indiscriminately, the police said. Raja and Joginder died where they fell while the third person in the room, identified as Chunchun Reshi Dev, is said to be stable after being treated in an Anantnag hospital.

Migrants in other rented rooms were unharmed, a police official stated. These two deceased were shot six times.


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