Dhagri Bloodbath,Cover story 9 January 2023

Dhangri Bloodbath

News Kashmir Analysis 

The recent bloodbath in Dhangri Area of Rajouri District is a matter of great worry. Terror and extremist elements have been able to commit a heinous crime against humanity. The killing of Hindu civilians which included even children have saddened the hearts of every sane human in Jammu and Kashmir.

A large crowd gathered in Dhangri village on Tuesday, 3 January 2022  morning to attend the last rites of the six civilians killed in the terror attack in Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday on New year 2023 eve .

In the massacre, Four civilians, including a father-son duo, were gunned down by terrorists who barged into their homes in Dhangri village on Sunday night.

The carnage did not stop here. Hours later an improvised explosive device (IED) went off around 9 am on Monday at the house of one of the victims. The blast killed two minors and injured 12.

Following both the attacks, on Monday evening, the Medical Superintendent of GMC Association, Rajouri said, “Six people are dead and 12 are under treatment in Rajouri in three Government Medical Colleges, Jammu.

National Conference top lesder and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah  condemned the killings.

Deeply shocked as more details emerge of this targeted attack in Rajouri district of Jammu. I unequivocally condemn this heinous attack & send my condolences to the families of the deceased. I hope those injured in this attack will make a swift & complete recovery. #RajouriAttack,” Omar Abdullah tweeted. 

Civil society is also pained by Dhangri Bloodbath.

J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu Wednesday boycotted work in all courts and held a protest demonstration against the brutal killing of innocent people in Rajouri recently by the terrorists.

On the otherhand, Fifteen companies of CRPF comprising 1,500 personnel have been deployed in Jammu and Kashmir’s twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch to secure minority areas in the region, officials said.

Jammu and Kashmir BJP President Ravinder Raina on January 03 went to Dangri village to pay his last respect to the deceased of the terror attack. Speaking with ANI, Ravinder Raina said, “The burning pyres of people is the murder of humanity. Those who committed this crime will be punished by our Army and Police. God will also never forgive these murders. Which kind of bravery is to kill women and children? These cowardly Pakistani terrorists are not worth fighting with the Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police.” Earlier, on the morning of January 03, locals of Dangri village in Rajouri of Jammu and Kashmir gathered for the last rites.

The Dhangri Bloodbath has raised fears in Jammu and Kashmir, and pained every human.