Fear striken non-local labourers said they will not work in Kashmir

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Srinagar: Fear striken after yesterday’s fresh attack at Aglar Shopian, non-locals labourers while narrating the situation when they were attacked with Grenade said they will not work in Kashmir.

A labourer said yesterday when they were having dinner a huge blast took place nearby which resulted minor injuries to four of their co-workers. Police reached there after attack and injured where given the medical air but the incident left these people terrified who now wants to move back to their native place outside Kashmir Valley.

As per top police officials terrorists intended to target these non-local labourers hurled a Grenade towards their temporary residence but Grenade missed the intended target and blasted at a distance, 04 labourers minor injured in the attack in Aglar area of Shopian in South Kashmir.

On thursday two non-local workers were shot at by Islamic terrorists in Magraypora, in the Chadoora area in Budgam district of central Kashmir. One of them succumbed to the injuries while the other remained in a critical state.

As per reports, the deceased worker was identified as 17-year-old Dilkhush Kumar. He was a resident of Arniya village in the Vaishali district of Bihar. Dilkhush was rushed to the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital in Srinagar where he was declared dead on arrival. The other victim named Rajan, who belongs to Punjab, was also injured during the attack by terrorists. His condition was said to be stable. The duo worked as labourers in a brick kiln in the Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The development comes amidst a recent spike in the targeted killing of Kashmiri Hindus especially those employed under the Prime Minister’s Package in the Valley.

On May-31 terrorists also shot dead a bank employee named Vijay Kumar, who hailed from Hanamangarh in Rajasthan.

He was the Bank Manager of Elaqahi Dehati Bank.

Owing to concerns about their safety, Migrant Kashmiri Pandits and several non-local labourers have begun to leave Kashmir in large numbers, thereby prompting fears of another exodus.

As per sources around 80% migrant pandit families left from Mattan Pandit Colony, 30% from Shiekhpora, Baramulla and Kupwara Pandit colony and 20% from Vesu Kulgam pandit colony.

Meanwhile protesting Kashmiri Pandit families said they are demanding relocation from Kashmir till the time situation improves in Kashmir. After which they will come back to Kashmir and resume their normal work.

first published:June 4, 2022, 11:30 a.m.

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