Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

Hindus fearful in Indian Kashmir after wave of assassinat­ions

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- Small groups of militants armed with pistols have carried out a spate of targeted killings in Indian Kashmir, sowing fear among some minority communitie­s, according to security officials and residents.

At least 28 civilians have been killed by suspected militants this year in the Muslimmajo­rity region, which has been wracked by an armed insurrecti­on against New Delhi since the 1990s.

Kashmir is claimed in full by both India and Pakistan but ruled in parts by the nucleararm­ed neighbours.

Although most of those shot dead recently have been Muslims, the killing this week of a number of Hindus and a Sikh led police to say that religious minorities were now being targetted.

Two teachers - one Hindu, one Sikh - who were shot dead inside a government school in the main city of Srinagar on Thursday.

 ?? ?? People break police cordon as they carry the body of Supinder Kour, a school teacher who was shot and killed by suspected militants on Thursday (REUTERS)
People break police cordon as they carry the body of Supinder Kour, a school teacher who was shot and killed by suspected militants on Thursday (REUTERS)

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