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Lawyer writes to CJI over ‘focused killings’ of minorities in J&Okay

A Delhi-based lawyer has written to Chief Justice of India N V Ramana to take cognisance of the “focused killings” of minorities in Kashmir and direct the Centre to take steps to make sure their safety.
In his letter Saturday, advocate Vineet Jindal identified that seven civilians, together with these belonging to the Sikh and Hindu communities, have been killed in Kashmir in 5 days. “The focused killings of pharmacist Makhan Lal Bindroo, Supinder Kaur, Sikh principal of Authorities Boys Greater Secondary College in Sangam Eidgah space of Srinagar district, and Deepak Chand, a Hindu instructor of the identical college, has evoked a sense of agony, worry and insecurity among the many minorities of Hindu and Sikhs residing in Kashmir,” it mentioned.
Quoting from a information article, the letter mentioned, “a scared college instructor didn’t go to work. He says his college informed him to remain away for per week due to the current assaults on minorities Sikhs and Hindus.”

Jindal’s letter additionally claimed that many authorities staff, who had discovered jobs in J&Okay underneath the Prime Minister’s particular employment scheme for Kashmiri migrants, have gone again, fearing for his or her lives.

Urging the court docket to deal with his communication as a letter PIL, Jindal sought instructions to the Centre to “present satisfactory safety to Hindu and Sikh minorities in Kashmir, set up particular delegated unit to construction and administer a system to make sure the protection and safety to minority teams in Kashmir, examine the current killing of Hindu and Sikh minorities by the Nationwide Safety Company” and “grant Rs 1 Crore as compensation to the households of Hindu and Sikh victims and authorities job to at least one member of the family”.

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