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Frightened K-Pandit families shift to Vessu Migrant Colony, Jammu
‘Unaware of families shifting to migrant colony,” says DC Kulgam
10/8/2021 1:14:53 AM

Saahil Suhail

Early Times Report

Anantnag, Oct 7: Hours after terrorists killed two teachers in Srinagar city, dozens of families residing in different areas of Anantnag and Kulgam districts of South Kashmir shifted to Vessu Migrant Colony over security concerns.
A group of around 23 families have also moved to Jammu over safety concerns, ET learnt on Thursday.
The families who shifted to Vessu Migrant Colony told Early Times that the recent target killings ‘terrified’ them and prompted them to take this step.
“We didn’t migrate even during the 90's but this time the situation is very terrifying,” an employee, who used to stay in Anantnag with his family, told Early Times over phone.
He said that this is more brutal than what happened during the nineties.
The other families who shifted to Vessu Migrant Colony expressed similar concerns. The members of the community said that around 28 families residing in different areas have left their home and shifted to Vessu Migrant Colony. “we have shifted few families inside the nearby school,” they said
The community members however expressed anguish against the district administration and said that they weren’t provided any kind support. “This school has no proper lighting or lavatory facility,” they said.
BJP Leader and Councilor Rakesh Koul admitted that few families of minority community left Kashmir and moved to Jammu because of the growing tensions.
“Yes few families left because everyone doesn’t want to put his life at risk but let me tell you that we will not leave Kashmir as we did in the nineties. Those who committed crime will get harsh punishment,” he said.
Community leaders asked the respective district administration to take effective steps for securing the lives of employees and cancel their duties till the situation gets normal.
“In Ganderbal, Zonal Education Officer has issued orders and asked Kashmiri Pandit employees to not attend duties but here nothing such happened,” they said.
Deputy Commissioner Kulgam, Dr Bilal Ahmad (IAS) told Early Times that he was unaware about Pandit families moving to Jammu or shifting to migrant Vessu colony. “I didn’t receive any such report,” he told ET.
On being asked why the district administration didn’t provide any help to the families who have been shifted in colony school, the Deputy Commissioner said he doesn’t know which families have moved in the school building.
“I don’t know but some families might have shifted. I will have to check,” he said.
Important to mention here, the principal and a teacher of a government school were killed by terrorists in Srinagar today. According to reports, terrorists stormed inside Government Boys Higher Secondary School in Srinagar's Eidgah area and shot the principal and the teacher at close range.
The attack comes less than 48 hours after three persons were shot dead in strikes on Tuesday. Seven people have been killed in terror attacks in Kashmir in the last five days. The police chief of Jammu and Kashmir said the terror outfit "The Resistance Front" (TRF) is behind target killings.
The victims were from Kashmir's minority Sikh and Hindu communities. The teacher, Deepak Chand, was a Hindu from Jammu and the principal, Supunder Kour, was a Sikh.
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