New Delhi: The J&K Police on Thursday tweeted a video on targetted attacks on security personnel, calling the killings a series of cold-blooded murders of peace-loving Kashmiris.
In the video, titled “The Untold Kashmir Files”, the J&K Police recalled the murder of special police officer (SPO) Ishfaq Ahmad and his brother Umer Khan.
“These killings are in a series of cold-blooded murders of peace-loving kashmiris. Kashmir has lost 20,000 lives due to these targetted kiloings,” J&K Police said in the video.
Last week, terrorists shot dead 29-year-old SPO Ishfaq Ahmad and wounded his 21-year-old brother Umer Jan at their residence in Kashmir’s Budgam district. Umer succumbed to his injuries a day later.
“SPO Ishfaq Ahmad and his brother Umer Jan (a student) were fired upon by terrorists at their residence in village Chadbugh area of Budgam. Later, both Ishfaq Ahmad and his brother succumbed to their injuries,” the Kashmir Zone Police tweeted.
Reacting to the video, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, director of ‘The Kashmir Files’, lauded J&K Police for starting this campaign of their martyred officers by terrorists. “My prayers are with all the victims of terrorism,” he tweeted.
“This was a genocide of Kashmiri Hindus. Most of the Kashmiri Muslims who were killed as collateral damage were either from J&K Police or serving Indian government. Their only crime was that they were protecting India’s sovereignty. Terrorism is dangerous for humanity,” Agnihotri said.
In March, there has been an increase in targetted killings in the region. On March 2, terrorists killed a panchayat member, Mohammad Yaqub Dar, in the Srandoo area of Kulgam. A week later, a sarpanch, Sameer Bhat, was shot dead on the outskirts of Srinagar.
Two days later, Shabir Ahmad Mir, a sarpanch from Kulgam district, was gunned down. The terrorists have also attacked off-duty personnel, killing CRPF soldier Mukhtar Ahmad Dohi and jawan Sameer Ahmad Malla this month.