School Teacher’s Killing: Kashmiri Pandits Hit Roads In Srinagar

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Srinagar- Kashmiri Pandits on Tuesday took to the streets in Srinagar to protest against the killing of a woman teacher by militants in Kulgam district.

Rajni Bala (36), who belonged to Samba district and was posted at a government school in Gopalpora Kulgam, was shot dead by militants outside her school.

After the news of her killing spread, Kashmiri Pandits staged massive protests in Srinagar’s Batwara and Indhra Nagar area and blocked the main road.

The traffic remained disrupted for a few hours on the vital route.

The protestors demanded justice for the teacher and sought better safety arrangements from the government.

They also threatened to migrate to Jammu. “Such incidents have only shattered their dreams of resettling permanently in the valley,” said Sunita, a woman protester at Indira Nagar.

“We were still mourning Rahul’s death when our female colleague was killed just outside the school.”

The protestors later dispersed peacefully.

It is pertinent to mention, Protests have escalated after rise in targeted killings of Kashmiri Pandits.

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Syed Mohammad Burhan

Syed Mohammad Burhan has Masters in Mass Communications and works as City Reporter at Kashmir Observer. He tweets @syedmohammad313

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