Ground Report | Srinagar | All promises of Indian government giving safety to Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir proved wrong when famous chemist Makhan Lal Bindroo who was also a Kashmiri Pandit killed in Srinagar.
According to News Agency KNO unknown gunmen fired at a Bindroo, 68, when he was at his shop near Iqbal Park area of Srinagar. At around 7 pm. Bindroo, was bleeding profusely, and was shifted to nearby SMHS hospital, but he died on the way.
“militants fired at the owner of Bindroo Medicate namely Makhan Lal Bindroo near Iqbal Park, Srinagar. He was shifted to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Area has been cordoned off and search for militants is going on.”Kashmir Zone Police
At around 7:45 pm, unknown gunmen struck in Lalbazar area of Srinagar and shot dead a non-J&K vendor. A police official said that the gunmen, suspected to be militants, shot at a road-side vendor, who died on the spot. Police identified the slain was Virender Paswan, a resident of Bihar, present living in a rented accommodation at Alamgari Bazar area of old city.
Who was Makhanlal Bindroo, Why was he attacked?
Makhanlal Bindroo was famous chemist based in Srinagar. He was a Kashmiri Pandit, community that faced exodus from Kashmir long ago. Indian government is still trying to settle them in the valley.
Indian government is trying to make safe environment in Kashmir for Kashmiri pandits to come back in valley and live with safety. This incident has again raised question on Government’s claim that they have eliminated terrorism from Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370.
Continuous attacks on Civilians
Barely two days after the killing of two civilians in Srinagar, unknown gunmen killed a famous Chemist and a non-J&K vendor in two separate attacks in the city and also in northern district of Bandipora where a Sumo driver was killed.
Today’s killing is third since October 2 when unknown gunmen killed a civilian Abdul Majid Guroo, a resident of Chattabal and also another civilian Muhammad Shafi Dar, a resident of Batamaloo in Srinagar. While police was laying cordon in Iqbal Park and Alamgari Bazar areas of city, unknown gunmen shot at unknown gunmen shot dead another civilian at Shahgund, Hajin area of northern district of Bandipora at around 8 pm.