KP employees’ protest enters 7th day

Srinagar: Kashmiri Pandit employees who have been protesting against killing of their colleague Rahul Bhat inside his office, on Wednesday held a protest march in Budgam district, officials said.
The protestors raised slogans like Vande Matram, Bharat Mata Ki Jai and ‘We want Justice’ as they marched from Sheikhpura colony to Humans, the officials said.
They also raised slogans against District magistrate Budgam. The protestors also held a candle light protest march.
Protesters continued their sit-in for the day and in the evening, they started their march towards Humhama Airport road while holding candles.
“We will continue our protest until the government takes some further steps to protect us,” the protesters said. “The only demand we have for the last week is to shift us to safe and safer locations where we could feel secure. In Kashmir, a minority community person is being selected, then targeted and killed and we don’t want to die. We don’t want to see more Rahuls,” a woman protester said.
She said that although the government claims that it was working on accommodation and some other things, however they would not end the sit-in until all their issues were resolved.
After marching peacefully to Hamama Chowk, the protesting KP’s returned back to Pandit Colony, Sheikhpora, peacefully.
Notably, the protests against Bhat’s killing has now entered seventh day.
Bhat was shot dead by terrorists inside his office at Chadoora on May 12.


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