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Overnight protests in J&K after Kashmiri Pandit's killing

At several places, candlelight marches were also held

Overnight protests in J&K after Kashmiri Pandits killing
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Massive protests were held in several parts of Jammu and Kashmir last night as Kashmiri Pandits demanded safety in the wake of the killing of a 36-year-old man from the community.

Members of the community left their transit camps, where they have been living since their exodus during the wave of militancy in 1990, blocked roads and raised slogans against the central government, saying it has failed them.

Slogans were also raised against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

At several places, candlelight marches were also held.

In what appeared to be another targeted attack, terrorists barged into the Tehsildar's office at Chadoora village in Budgam district yesterday and shot Rahul Bhat.

He was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The 36-year-old had been working there for the past 10 years after his appointment under a special package to rehabilitate Kashmiri Pandits.

His body is being taken to Jammu for last rites.

Rahul Bhat is the third Kashmiri Pandit to be killed in the past six months. Two others have been injured.

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