LG assures Kashmiri Pandit employees of security

Wednesday 18th May 2022 07:09 EDT

Jammu and Kashmir LG Manoj Sinha said that Kashmiri Pandit employees would be deployed in secure and safer district and tehsil district headquarters in the view of the recent terror attack on them. Recently terrorists entered a government office and shot dead a Kashmiri Pandit employee.

After meeting the governor, the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) urged Kashmiri Pandits to not leave the Valley, adding they share equal pain and will bear this tragedy together.
J&K government sources said during the meeting with PAGD leaders, Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, CPI (M)’s M Y Tarigami, NC MP Hasnain Masoodi and Awami National Conference senior vice president Muzaffar Shah, the Lt Governor assured the delegation that necessary action was being taken by the administration for safety and security of PM package employees.

The assurance came a couple of days after over 350 PM package employees resigned in protest against the targeted killing of Rahul Bhat by terrorists in Budgam. Lt Governor Sinha informed the delegation that security forces have been given full freedom to avenge the killing of innocents and said those aiding and abetting terrorists will not be spared. He also told the delegation that all PM
package employees will be shifted to secure district and tehsil headquarters and to address other issues, a special cell has been constituted in LG secretariat.

The Lt Governor also said that all parties are most welcome to give their suggestions on issues of targeted killings, eliminating terrorism, terror ecosystem, development, issues concerning youth etc. " My doors are always open for people. All sections of polity and society must come together as a united front to eliminate terror ecosystem”, Sinha said.
Sinha also met a delegation led by BJP J&K president, Ravinder Raina and general secretary (organisation) Ashok Koul. Former legislators, Surinder Ambardar and Sofi Yousuf, besides BJP spokesperson, Altaf Thakur and BJP district president Srinagar, Ashok Bhat we
re also part of the delegation.

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