GoI failed to protect minorities in J&K: Mehbooba Mufti

SRINAGAR — While reacting to the killing of Kashmiri Pandit in Pulwama district, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said that Government of India has failed to protect minorities in Jammu and Kashmir.

On Sunday morning, suspected militants shot dead a Kashmiri Pandit namely Sanjay Pandith, son of Kashi Naath Pandith in Achhan village of Pulwama district. He was working as security guard in a bank at his native village.

The Former Chief Minister said, The vicious cycle of killings doesnt seem to end. GOI has failed to protect minorities in J&K & reduced them to sitting ducks.

Everyone here is paying a heavy price for this facade of normalcy, she said.

She also offered her condolences to the family.

Former Chief Minister and National Conference Vice-President, Omar Abdullah also condemned the killing of Kashmiri Pandit.

He in a tweet said, deeply saddened to hear of the demise of Sanjay Pandith of Achan in Pulwama district of South Kashmir. Sanjay was working as a bank security guard & was killed in a militant attack earlier today. I unequivocally condemn this attack & send my condolences to his loved ones. — (KIMS)