The Gujjar-Bakarwal community in Kashmir has come out to protest against Pakistan, accusing the neighbouring country of trying to fan communal tension in the valley.
Protesting against the gruesome killings of the two individuals, people from Gujjar community hit the streets in Srinagar to register their protest against Pakistan sponsored terrorism in the state. They asserted that Pakistan is trying to stoke communal tensions between Hindu-Muslims by sending terrorists in the Valley. The people of Gujjar community demanded from the government that the families of the two people killed in the state should be given Rs 20 lakh compensation each.
A member of the Gujjar community, who was protesting against the grisly murder said, “I want to say to all our leaders who are deliberately trying to paint a gloomy picture of Jammu and Kashmir that we are at peace. Pakistan should not interfere in our case. Pakistan should live by itself and let us live also. Two Gurjar people were killed without any reason. We are living peacefully in the state. Pakistan wants to disrupt Hindu-Muslim brotherhood.” He also demanded a compensation of Rs 20 lakh to be given to the family of the deceased.
A couple of days back, Pakistan sponsored terrorists had abducted two individuals belonging to Gujjar community from the Tral area near Manshar Bhaik and were subsequently killed. Two Bhakerwals, named Abdul Qadeer Kohli and Manzoor Ahmed respectively, were reportedly abducted from their ‘Dhok’, a temporary shelter in the Tral region. Mutilated bodies of the Bhakerwals were found by the security forces from Tral forest.
Following the abrogation of Article 370 and subsequent bifurcation of the state into two union territories, there were reports claiming that Pakistan has upped its ante in fomenting unrest in the Valley by planning to carry out terror attacks in 7 Indian states including Jammu and Kashmir. The normalcy is gradually returning in the state and restrictions are being lifted in a phased manner, after evaluating the on-ground situation. However, smarting from India’s daring move, Pakistan continues to engage with terrorists in inciting unrest in Jammu and Kashmir.