Protests In Rajouri, Jammu And Kashmir After Grenade Attack On BJP Leader’s House
Protests In Rajouri Jammu And Kashmir After Grenade Attack On BJP Leader’s House : A 3-year-old boy was killed and 6 others were injured in a strike in Rajouri, Jammu, and Kashmir, on Friday night in protest of an attack on a BJP leader’s house. Some people, some BJP workers also protested against the attack. They chanted anti-Pakistan slogans. 7 members of BJP leader Jasbir Singh’s family were injured when suspected terrorists hurled a grenade at his house in the Khandli area of Rajouri district on Thursday night. A grenade exploded on the roof, police said. According to sources, a three-year-old boy named Bir, who was among the injured, died while undergoing treatment at the Government Medical College Hospital in Rajouri.
All shops were closed and there were no vehicles on the streets in Rajouri town on Friday. At the call of the traditional Dharmasabha, the protesters blocked a highway, but the police prevented them from going too far. Protesters have blamed security forces Chink for the attack. They said the terrorists were roaming freely and attacking BJP leaders with grenades. Condemning the attack, the BJP and Congress have called for strengthening the security network across the border district of Rajouri in the wake of attempts to infiltrate the Control. Speaking to reporters in Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Rabindra Raina blamed Pakistan for the attack. Pakistan and its terrorist forces attack soft targets and unarmed people and kill them. They are cowards he said.
Another BJP leader said Pakistani terrorists have come out to target and kill BJP leaders. It is happening all over the Union Territory. They want to intimidate the minorities here but we will not be disappointed in such activities. Despite the encounters in Rajouri and the apparent movement of terrorists, he said the police had completely failed to protect the BJP leaders. He called for the distribution of arms and the formation of village defense committees to protect minorities. The deputy commissioner, Rajouri, RK Shavan assured the protesters that all measures would be taken to ensure the safety of the people, the administration condemned the attack.
He said the injured would be airlifted to Jammu for special treatment. BJP and Bajrang Dal activists also protested in Jammu against the attack. The situation in Rajouri heated up on Friday morning after clashes between police and people demanding action against those involved in the attack. Protesters set fire to tires and chanted slogans against the police and civilian administration. Both communities have observed a complete shutdown in protest of the cowardly attack on the BJP leader’s house, a resident said on condition of anonymity. He said there were no untoward incidents during the shutdown.
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