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KP employees stage protest against Shopian incident in Jammu, demands relocation

JAMMU: A protest demonstration was held by Kashmiri Pandits employed under PM’s special package along with their community members in Jammu on Wednesday afternoon and blocked the Tawi Bridge against the killing of a Kashmiri Pandit in Shopian district yesterday.

Reports said that the protesters assembled on main bridge connecting the Jammu city with Bikram Chowk, thereby disrupting vehicular movement.

The protesters said that Kashmiri Pandits are becoming soft targets in the Valley and the government has failed to ensure their safety, while incidents of targeted killings are increasing day by day, causing fear psychosis among them.

“We were employed in the Valley under special package but everyone is aware about the situation there. We want our relocation to Jammu so that we can at least remain alive,” they said. Meanwhile, senior police officials reached to the spot and pacified the protestors, following which traffic was restored on the Tawi Bridge— (KNO)


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