After terrorists kill Rahul Bhat at J&K, Congress accuses BJP of plotting to kill Kashmiri Hindus
“Kashmir pundit killing benefits BJP”
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Kashmir: Protest against Rahul Bhat’s murder turns violent; police use tear gas and stun grenades to control the situation
“From 2014 until today, several KPs have been killed in different parts of the valley. These killings benefit the BJP as it uses them to polarize the nation,” the Congress spokesperson said.
As many as 14 people from Jammu and Kashmir’s minority Hindu community, including Kashmiri Pandits, were killed by militants between August 2019 and March 2022.
Those targeted by the extremists included prominent businessmen, sarpanchs and bloc development board members in various parts of Kashmir.
After Bhat’s cremation, Kashmiri Pandit government employees and their families took to the streets to peacefully protest his assassination. However, to prevent them from getting off the march, the cops fired tear gas canisters and carried out lathicharges.
“Kashmir pundits are the sitting ducks of terrorists”
The incident shattered our dream of permanently relocating to the valley, they said.
“The BJP has formulated a plan to have young Kashmiri Pandits killed in the name of giving them jobs and rehabilitating them. These people are sitting ducks for terrorists who use them for target practice,” said Soon Nath Bhat, a relative of Rahul Bhat.
Jammu and Kashmir BJP Chairman Ravinder Raina and other party leaders, who attended the funeral, faced anger from community members as they hurled slogans against the PM Narendra Modi, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha and the BJP.