In Indian Kashmir, two teachers were killed by gunfire, according to police


Two teachers were slain by suspected anti-India militants in Indian-administered Kashmir on Thursday (October 7), bringing the number of persons killed in the region to seven in less than a week.
Since August 2019, when New Delhi dissolved its semi-autonomy and enabled all Indians to buy land in Kashmir, residents have been fearful of an invasion of Hindus. The gunmen stormed a government-run school in Srinagar’s main city, Eidgah, murdering two people on the scene, including the principal. There were no pupils present at the time.
Two days after, militants from the Resistance Front, a relatively new rebel group, killed three civilians in three separate street shootings within 90 minutes, including a prominent pharmacist. The assassinations prompted widespread outrage from lawmakers and social media users both inside and outside Kashmir.
Two people were shot dead similarly in Srinagar last Saturday, setting off alarm bells in the security establishment. The perpetrators will be apprehended shortly, according to police head Dilbag Singh.
Mr. Singh told reporters at the school, “Killing innocent civilians, including teachers, is an attack on and damage to Kashmir’s age-old heritage of communal harmony and fraternity.”


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