- Title: Hindus across India protest to condemn assassinations in Kashmir
- Date: 9th October 2021
- Summary: AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT, INDIA (OCTOBER 09, 2021) (REUTERS) PROTESTERS, INCLUDING MEMBERS OF VISHVA HINDU PARISHAD (RIHT-WING HINDU ORGANISATION OF INDIA'S RULING BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY) HOLDING PROTESTS TO CONDEMN KILLING OF HINDUS IN KASHMIR / PROTESTERS STOMPING ON PAKISTAN NATIONAL FLAG VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS HOLDING BANNERS AND PLACARDS RAISING SLOGANS PROTESTERS BURNING PAKISTAN FLAG VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS BURNING EFFIGY (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) PROTESTER, JOLIT MEHTA, SAYING: "Seven Hindus have been killed in (Indian) Kashmir in the last seven days and this indicates the militants are specifically targeting the Hindu community. They do not like Hindus and discriminate against themâ€¦if this is not the case, why do the militants kill Hindus and not Muslims?"
- Embargoed: 23rd October 2021 16:14
- Keywords: India Jammu and Kashmir Kashmiri Pandit killings militancy militants military
- Location: AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT/ NEW DELHI/JAMMU, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
- City: AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT/ NEW DELHI/JAMMU, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA001EYFRRRJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Protests were held in several Indian cities on Saturday (October 09) to condemn the recent assassinations of religious minorities in federal Jammu and Kashmir territory.
At least five, including two schoolteachers, were killed in Srinagar, the capital city, earlier this week.
Protesters including, members of the displaced Hindu Kashmiri Pandit community, took to the streets, holding banners and placards, and raised slogans to condemn the killings in the Valley.
At least 28 civilians have been killed by suspected militants this year in the Muslim-majority region, which has been wracked by an armed insurrection against New Delhi since the 1990s.
In Ahmedabad and New Delhi, members of the Hindu right-wing organisations affiliated with India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party burned Pakistan flags and effigies and raised slogans to end militancy in Kashmir.
Kashmir is claimed in full by both India and Pakistan but ruled in parts by the nuclear-armed neighbours.
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