Killings planned to push Kashmiri Pandits out, claims IGP Kashmir

BUDGAM — Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar on Tuesday met protesting Kashmiri Pandits at Budgam and urged them not to think of leaving Kashmir as the “same were plans of militants and their masters across” that have to be foiled by all means.

He assured Kashmiri Pandits of every help and promised them “better and enhanced security cover in the days ahead.”

As per the news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO), while addressing Kashmiri Pandit protesters at Sheikhpora, Budgam, the Inspector General of Kashmir said that the shortcomings in the security grid will be addressed very soon and at the same time, ‘we will eradicate terrorism’.

The Kashmir police chief visited Sheikhpora where the Pandit community has been protesting continuously for the last six days against the killing of their colleague last week.

Assuring the protesters there, he said: “Everyone including police, Army and even local people will have to fight against terrorism. I urge the protesters not to do anything that will make our enemy successful. To push you out of Kashmir is the plan of militants and their masters which has to be foiled by you and us collectively.”

He said attacking the Kashmiri Pandit community is a ploy to drive them out of Kashmir which “we will never allow to succeed.”

“On behalf of the Army, Police and other security forces, I assure protesters that any shortcomings in security grid regarding the safety and security of Kashmiri Pandits will be addressed very soon,” he said, adding that at the same time, ‘terrorism’ will be eradicated as we have been doing.

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