“Our daughter had requested him to not cross. See what has took place,” says Sangeeta, the distraught wife of Deepak Chand, a schoolteacher who was shot dead by militants in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday. “He had dropped us home in Jammu and returned to Kashmir just a few days back. My life and family have been ruined,” she says.
Chand, a trainer on the Executive Boys Upper Secondary College in Eidgah in downtown Srinagar, was once shot useless at point-blank vary via militants round 11.15 am simply when the varsity had settled all the way down to any other day of on-line categories. The varsity primary, Supinder Kaur, was once additionally killed. With this, seven civilians were killed via militants within the Kashmir Valley in 5 days.
Ratings of folks amassed at Chand’s place of abode in Patoli house right here as his members of the family, together with his folks, struggled to come back to phrases with their loss. The grief temporarily was anger for one of the members of the family.
“The federal government says Kashmiri Hindus can go back to the valley. Deepak had long past again to his hometown as a trainer… In go back, he were given this praise,” Chand’s cousin brother Ashwani Kumar said. “They (militants) have killed my brother. He has a 3-year-old daughter… The government should give us justice,” stated Chand’s brother, Vijay.
Vijay demanded that the federal government supply safety to all Hindus operating within the Kashmir Valley prior to it’s too past due. The members of the family stated that the spate of civilian killings — the worst since Jammu and Kashmir’s particular standing beneath Article 370 was once revoked in August 2019 — reminded them of the Nineteen Nineties when minorities, particularly Kashmiri Pandits, have been centered via militants, triggering their exodus from the valley.
Chand, a Hindu, and Kaur, a Srinagar-based Sikh, have been killed two days after The Resistance Power, a shadow outfit of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba, claimed duty for the deaths of 3 folks on Tuesday.
Makhan Lal Bindroo, a distinguished Kashmiri Pandit and proprietor of Srinagar’s most famed pharmacy, was once shot useless at his store on Tuesday night time. Mins later, a ‘chaat’ dealer, Virendra Paswan from Bihar, was once gunned down in different places within the town. Virtually concurrently, any other civilian, Mohammad Shafi Lone, was once killed at Naidkhai in Bandipora.
3 days prior to that, militants shot useless Majid Ahmad Gojri, at Srinagar’s Karan Nagar locality. Later that Saturday evening, they gunned down Mohammad Shafi Dar at Batmaloo.