The terrorists had shot at Rahul in his office in Chadoora of Budgam district, who later died in the hospital.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration has decided to conduct a SIT investigation into the murder of Kashmiri Pandit Rahul Bhatt in Budgam. The administration has also said that Rahul Bhatt’s wife will be given a government job. The terrorists had shot at Rahul in his office in Chadoora of Budgam district, who later died in the hospital. Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha tweeted and said, a Special Investigation Team has been formed to investigate this heinous terrorist attack. In this the SHO of the local police station has also been attached. With the announcement of giving job to the widow of Rahul Bhat, he said that the administration will also bear the cost of education of his children. Financial assistance will also be given to his family.
The killing of Bhat had sparked outrage from Kashmiri Pandits, who are working in the Valley under the Prime Minister’s employment package for migrants. The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday lathi-charged and fired tear gas shells to disperse Kashmiri Pandits who were marching towards the Srinagar airport to protest against the killing of Rahul Bhatt. The protesters first gathered in Sheikhpora area of Budgam district in central Kashmir and then started marching towards the airport, but were stopped by police personnel. The protesters were requested to leave, but they refused to do so and insisted on moving forward, following which the police lathi-charged and fired tear gas shells.
Terrorists had shot Rahul Bhat after entering the Tehsil office in Chadoora town. Bhat got a government job as a clerk in 2010-11 under the special planning package for migrants. PDP president Mehbooba Mufti alleged that she was kept under house arrest so that she could not go to Budgam to show solidarity with the protesting Kashmiri Pandits.
Mufti said, wanted to go to Budgam to express solidarity with the Kashmiri Pandits who are protesting against the failure of the Indian government to protect themselves. I was put under house arrest. National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah said it was shameful that strict action was taken against legitimate and justified protests. He said, this is not a new thing for the people of Kashmir because when the administration has a hammer, every problem becomes a nail. If the Lt Governor’s government cannot protect Kashmiri Pandits, then they have the right to protest.
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