HIGHLIGHTS:

  • · A total of 11 civilians have been killed by armed militants in J&K this month, out of which, the agency is expected to take over 4 cases from the police primarily
  • · The recent civilian killings in the Union Territory have instigated the police to promptly bring all non-local labourers to security camps
  • · Lt Governor Manoj Sinha, while addressing a radio programme on Sunday has strived to avenge every drop of blood of the innocent

The Investigation of the recent civilian killings in Jammu and Kashmir will be taken over by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) as per the sources. The agency is expected to take charge of 4 cases primarily, from the Jammu and Kashmir police. A total of 11 civilians have been killed by armed militants in Jammu and Kashmir this month.

On Sunday, two non-local labourers were killed by terrorists in the Kulgam district of South Kashmir. This has instigated the police to take immediate action in promptly bringing all non-local labourers of the valley to the security camps located nearby. The militants on Sunday shot down a street vendor from Bihar and a carpenter who was a resident of Uttar Pradesh.

This adds up to the list of civilians who have lost their lives in Kashmir this month. Five of the deceased were non-residents of Kashmir and belonged to other states. Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has said on Sunday that every drop of blood of the deceased civilians will be avenged. He has also strived to hunt down the terrorists and their sympathy givers.

According to Sinha, such activities were intended to deliberately disrupt the socio-economic progress of the valley. He has also given his commitment to accomplish the fast-paced development of Jammu and Kashmir. In his monthly radio programme ‘Awaam ki awaaz’, Sinha has said, “I pay my heartfelt tributes to the martyr civilians and condolences to the bereaved families. We’ll hunt down terrorists, their sympathizers and avenge every drop of innocent civilian’s blood.”

In recent times, counter operations were conducted by the security forces of the Union Territory as retaliation to the civilian killings. Approximately, around 13 terrorists were killed in 9 encounters and the security operations are still in process.

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