More on this story. They lined up the laborers according to religion, killed the non-Muslims, and then settled down and cooked a chicken.
And some there are trying to politicize the terrorism issue. Sound familiar? “5 labourers shot dead in J&K,” from The Tribune of Chandigarh, India, with thanks to Narain Kataria:
Jammu, March 30 – Five persons belonging to a minority community were massacred by terrorists in Thiriat village in the border district of Rajouri today.
Four seriously injured in the attack were flown here and operated upon in the military hospital.
Two of the killed, Joginder Pal and Chaman Lal, were brothers and the former had three children.
Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, who visited the wounded in the hospital, told mediapersons that he would not allow demilitarisation in the state until peace was totally restored.
In an indirect attack on PDP leader Mufti Sayeed, he said the selective killing of people belonging to the minority community was a lesson for those seeking demilitarisation. “I” will not allow demilitarisation to happen until terrorism was ended completely in the state, he declared.
He said the terrorists were still present in the state and could become active anytime and at any place.
Azad said the political parties should not try to politicise the sensitive issue of security of the country.
He said a group of terrorists barged into a house in Thiriat village last night and segregated labourers belonging to the minority community from others. Thereafter they indiscriminately fired at the labourers belonging to the minority community killing five of them on the spot and injuring four others.
Meanwhile, injured Balkishen said the terrorists donning worn-out military fatigue knocked at the door of the house while they were cooking their food. They barged in and asked them to line up separately according to their religion and fired with their AK rifles at them.
He said the labourers sought mercy but the ultras did not relent. Thereafter, the terrorists cooked a chicken and after taking their meal stayed in the house for the night. They left the place early in the morning. Mohammad Tasveer informed the Army about the incident in the morning.