Protests have taken place in the border district of Rajouri, Kashmir, after five civilians were killed in two separate attacks in the same area in less than 24 hours.Four people were killed and nine injured after militants fired at three houses in Rajouri district on Sunday evening. The next day on Monday, a child died and four people were hurt after a blast took place near one of the houses targeted earlier in Dhangri village which is a Hindu- majority village in the southern Rajouri district.Rajouri and several adjoining areas have been tense as Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Vishu Hindu Parishad, lawyers of Jammu High Court and many other organizations call for a strike.
The Chief Administrative Officer of Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has announced an interim relief of Rs. 10,100,000 per person to the kin of the deceased and Rs. 1,000,000 to the seriously injured.Governor Manoj Sinha said,”I want to assure people that those involved in this heinous incident will not escape punishment”. BJP held Pakistan responsible for these attacks and said that terrorists active in support of Pakistan are responsible for these attacks.
The four people who were killed on Sunday were from the minority Hindu community in Muslim-majority Kashmir.Over the past year, several Hindus in Kashmir have been killed in targeted attacks by terrorists, sparking fear in the community.