Terrorists gun down Kashmiri Pandit teacher in Kulgam

Kashmiri Pandit Exodus: This is the second killing of a Kashmiri Pandit in the month of May, and the seventh targeted killing in Kashmir in the month.

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Press Trust of India | May 31, 2022 - 11:36 a.m. IST
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SRINAGAR: Terrorists on Tuesday shot dead a Kashmiri Pandit teacher in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Rajni Bala (36) of Samba in the Jammu region sustained injuries when terrorists fired at her in the Gopalpora area of Kulgam where she was posted as a teacher, they said.

An injured Bala was rushed to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared her dead on arrival, the officials said. They said the area has been cordoned off and a manhunt was launched to track down the assailants. This is the second killing of a Kashmiri Pandit in the month of May. On May 12, Rahul Bhat was shot dead inside the tehsildar's office in Chadoora tehsil of Budgam district. This is the seventh targeted killing in Kashmir in the month. While three of the victims were off-duty policemen, four were civilians.

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Recently, a chemistry professor Altaf Hussain Pandit was sacked from Kashmir University along with two other government employees for their alleged links with terror groups. According to Pandit’s students, he is a “man of principles'' who deserves a fair trial, and the allegations are “baseless”. They said that he has never taught extremism. Students hope that the university will look into the matter.

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