Ground Report | New Delhi: Why Makhan Lal Bindroo was killed; The Resistance Front (TRF), a militant outlet in Kashmir valley claimed responsibility for the killing of pharmacy owner Makhan Lal Bindoo in Srinagar, said on Wednesday that it would carry out more such attacks against those involved in “anti-Kashmir” causes.
Makhanlal Bindroo was a famous chemist based in Srinagar. He was a Kashmiri Pandit, a community that faced exodus from Kashmir long ago. The Indian government is still trying to settle them in the valley.
On Tuesday evening, some unidentified assailants shot and killed him at his own pharmacy “Bindu Health Zone” in the Iqbal Park area of Srinagar.
Why Makhan Lal Bindroo was killed
In a statement, TRF called Bindoo an “RSS puppet” and asked Kashmiris not to mourn his death. TRF claimed that Bindroo “held seminars and secret meetings involving Kashmiris, especially youth, in the name of health activities”.
The terror group also targeted Bindroo’s daughter Shraddha, who had challenged the gunmen who killed her father to confront her in an argument. “The way his daughter used to bark about Kashmiris, it should open the eyes and mind of Kashmiris about these dirty and dirty people,” TRF said.
“We do not target innocents, but it is important that the common man should be aware of the puppets and accomplices who claim to be innocent and friendly,” the TRF said in the statement. “These hypocrites and allies will not go away so easily. We are monitoring their every move,” it added.
30 people killed this year
This is the sixth attack in Kashmir in four days. On October 2 also, terrorists killed two Kashmiri civilians Majeed Ahmed Gojri and Mohammad Shafi Dar in an attack. It is being considered as a new wave of terrorism in Kashmir in which most of the civilians are being attacked.
According to an estimate, so far this year at least 30 people have been killed in such attacks in which people were targeted and killed. Some people have written on social media that these attacks have brought back memories of 90s terror in Kashmir.
It remains to be seen what steps the administration takes to deal with this situation. Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has said that those responsible for these attacks will be brought before the law.