Panic-stricken Kashmiri Pandits go on leave in Kashmir Valley

Scores of Kashmiri Pandits abstained from attending offices and many went on a 10-day leave in the Valley on Friday, in the wake of targeted killings of two Pandits among seven other civilians in the past one week. Widespread protests were held in Jammu and Kahmir against the killings.

The Jammu and Kashmir administration and the regional political parties made fervent appeals to Pandits not to consider any idea of migration. Relief Commissioner A.K. Pandits assured them of “providing full security”. The Valley’s district commissioners were directed to reach out to the community.

Meanwhile, district commissioners have asked the Pandits living in designated enclaves in parts of the Valley to restrict their movement for the time being and avoid travelling to volatile pockets.