On February 26, terrorists shot a Kashmiri Pandit in Achan village in Jammu & Kashmir’s Pulwama District. The deceased was identified as Sanjay Sharma, a bank security guard.
Since the attack, security has been tightened and the area has been cordoned off to arrest the terrorists. The Kashmir Police said that the terrorists opened fire on Sanjay Sharma while he was travelling to a local market. While the locals rushed him to the nearest hospital after the attack, he succumbed to the injuries.
Kashmir Zone Police [@kashmirpolice] tweeted “Terrorists fired upon one civilian from minority namely Sanjay Sharma S/O Kashinath Sharma R/O Achan Pulwama while on way to local market. He was shifted to hospital however, he succumbed to injuries. There was Armed guard in his village. Area cordoned off. Details shall follow.”
This comes in a long line of attacks against Kashmiri Pandits.
On October 15, 2022, terrorists opened fire on Puran Krishan Bhat, a Kashmiri Pandit in Chowdari Gund in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district. He was taken to the hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries.
On August 16, 2022, a Kashmiri Pandit was shot dead by terrorists at an apple orchard in the Chotipora area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, while his brother was injured in the same attack. The deceased was identified as Sunil Kumar, while his brother Pintu Kumar was injured in the incident.
On May 12, 2022, Rahul Bhatt, an employee of the Tehsil office in the Budgam district’s Chadoora, was shot dead by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district.