Kashmiri Pandit employees will be posted in safer districts: LG Manoj Sinha

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has said that Kashmiri Pandit employees will be posted in safer districts following the killing of Rahul Bhat, a Kashmiri Pandit who worked in the revenue department in the Valley’s Budgam district.

Sinha made the decision in response to the growing outcry over the growing civilian and minority killings in Kashmir

Kashmiri Pandits have staged protests across Jammu and Kashmir demanding protection and posting outside Kashmir.

Meanwhile, People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), on Sunday appealed to Kashmiri Pandit employees not to leave the Valley. The alliance also said Kashmir was Pandits home and their departure from here would be “painful for all”. ’

“If Rahul was killed, Riyaz was also killed. Where will Riyaz’s family and relatives go? You don’t have to leave your home. This is your home, this is my home. We will bear this tragedy together and try to safeguard each other,” the PAGD spokesman Mohammad Yusuf Tarigami said, adding that LG Sinha shared the same view about migration.