Red Autumn

Red Autumn

News Kashmir Analysis 

Autumn Season in Kashmir valley is known for its beauty with beautiful trees especially the Chinar trees shedding their leaves during the season . But , Autumn 2021 has been bloodied with lot of human bloodshed in Kashmir thus raising fears of situation going from bad to worst .It all started when the famous chemist M L Bindroo was shot dead inside his pharmacy near Iqbal Park here. Less than an hour after his killing, in second attack a street vendor was shot by dead by militants near Madina Chowk Lalbazar in Srinagar. The deceased, identified as Virendra Paswan, was a resident of Bihar’s Bhagalpur.
In the third attack on same day another civilian, identified as Mohd Shafi Lone, was shot dead by the militants in Bandipora district in North Kashmir. A resident of Naidkhai, Lone was killed in the Shahgund area of Bandipora.
Militants then on Thursday morning shot dead a government school principal and a teacher in an Old Srinagar area even as a massive hunt was launched to trap the assailants.
Police identified the slain as Supinder Kour (Principal), a resident of Rengipora Beerwah, presently living at Alochi Bagh area here, and Deepak Chand (Teacher), a resident of Jammu.The security agencies had strong inputs three months ago about targeted killings of civilians in the Kashmir Valley, media outlets  have learned.
Militants have killed seven civilians in the Valley in the last five days. Four were from minority communities. Six deaths took place in Srinagar.
According to sources, the security agencies had inputs that the terrorists were targeting three groups — BJP/Apni Party and affiliates; minority Kashmiri pandits and Sikhs; and pro-government voices whom militants  refer to as collaborators .Without an iota of doubt, the killings are making the Autumn 2021 of Kashmir bloody and killing hope of any peace in Kashmir, that has seen continuous bloodshed since 32 years .
Police chief, Dilbagh Singh, termed the killings an “attempt to defame local Muslims of Kashmir”.Congress Lok Sabha member Manish Tewari on Thursday linked this spurt in terror killing in the Valley to the aftermath of the Taliban capture of Afghanistan and voiced apprehensions on the Punjab front too. Tewari also released a letter a Kashmiri Pandit organisation had written to the Lt Governor of Kashmir, expressing the community’s fear of becoming the target of militant  outfits once again.One hopes that this Autumn won’t be much bloodied more.

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