Samba, June 1 (agency)
Protests against the killing of a Hindu teacher in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam continued for the second consecutive day on Wednesday in various parts of Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts. After Rajni Bala (36) was shot dead by terrorists, Kashmiri Pandits working under the PM package threatened a mass exodus from the Valley if they were not shifted to safer places within the next 24 hours. Protesters blocked the Jammu-Pathankot highway in Samba on Wednesday and demanded the sacking of officials who failed to shift Rajnibala to a safer place, leading to her death. There was a complete shutdown in Samba district to protest against the murder. The victim was a resident of Samba.
State BJP president also opposed: BJP state president Ravinder Raina met the bereaved family in Samba, where they faced protests. Raina said the Hindu population of the Valley was being made an “easy target”. He said there is an urgent need to prepare a security plan to protect the Hindu community as Pakistani terrorists are targeting them. Meanwhile, hundreds of protesters took out a rally towards the Jammu-Pathankot highway and raised anti-government and Pakistan slogans.
125 families left Kashmir
SRINAGAR (TRINUE) : Around 125 Hindu families have fled Kashmir amid growing panic following the murder of a Hindu teacher. Avtar Krishna Bhatt, leader of Hindu Kashmiri Pandit Colony in Baramulla, said half of the nearly 350 families living in the area have left for Jammu after Tuesday.