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Take steps to restore peace in Kashmir, Rahul tells Modi amid spurt in targeted killings

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New Delhi: Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take immediate steps to restore peace in Kashmir, saying innocent people are being killed in the Valley and Kashmiri Pandits are fleeing.

“Bank manager, teacher and many innocent people are getting killed every day, Kashmiri Pandits are fleeing. Those who have to protect them have no time as they are busy promoting the film. The BJP has only made Kashmir to attain power,” Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.

“Take immediate steps to restore peace in Kashmir, Prime Minister ji,” he said.

Gandhi also shared a collage of pictures of those killed in the last few days that said, “The horror of targeted killings in Kashmir”.

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala also hit out at the BJP government and shared media reports showing purported photos of Kashmiri Pandits queuing up at Srinagar airport while fleeing the Valley.

“100 Kashmiri Hindu families have migrated. The panic-stricken crowd is not the one in Ukraine but at Srinagar airport! Today again, terrorists killed a bank manager Vijay Beniwal, a resident of Nohar, Rajasthan. Why don’t the BJP leaders of Rajasthan who are engaged in ‘dismemberment of democracy’ demand action from Modi ji?” Surjewala asked in a tweet in Hindi.

Various political parties have attacked the BJP over the Kashmir situation and sought answers from the local administration for the spurt in targeted killings.

CPI MP Binoy Viswam questioned the government’s policy on Kashmir after a bank employee from Rajasthan was shot dead in Kulgam district.

“Killing spree continue to control Kashmir valley. Today also one life..! What happened to promise of Peace? Is this end of terrorism? How far is dawn of new life? Who is behind Kashmir freedom fighters? Amit Shah must explain. BJP’s Kashmir policy is failed. Waste bin waits for it,” tweeted Viswam.

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