Thursday, July 13, 2017

People's Alliance for Democracy and Secularism Condemns Amarnath Pilgrim's Killling

People's Alliance for Democracy and Secularism Condemns Amarnath Pilgrim's Killing

People's Alliance for Democracy and Secularism condemns the killing of Amarnath pilgrims near Anantnag in Kashmir valley. This heinous crime has come at an especially sensitive time for Kashmir and the rest of India. There is a real danger that in the aftermath of this attack both Kashmir and the rest of India get sucked into a vicious cycle of violence against innocent citizens. 

A number of Indians have been lynched by mobs recently. it is essential that the state authorities in the rest of India do not allow communal elements to use this incident to attack minorities and Kashmiris living in different parts of the country. There are still a number of pilgrims, migrant workers and tourists in Kashmir. It is necessary that they receive no harm. The small number of Pandit famiiies still living in the valley are especially vulnerable to sectarian violence. They must be provided special protection. The state must ensure that security forces in Kashmir do not use this incident to target ordinary Kashmiris.

Battini Rao, Convenor PADS (95339 75195,