Suspected terrorists shot at and injured a person inside Krishna Dhaba, a preferred eatery in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar, on Wednesday night.
The injured man, who has been recognized as Akash Mehra, the proprietor’s son, acquired gunshot wounds and is being handled in hospital.
The police say this a terrorist assault.
“A case has been registered and the investigation is underway, with officers working to ascertain the complete circumstances of this terror assault,” a police spokesperson mentioned.
A terrorist group has claimed duty for at present’s assault and has linked it to the centre’s new regulation that enables residents of any state to purchase immovable property in Jammu and Kashmir.
The group has warned of extra such assaults.
Final 12 months the centre notified a brand new land regulation that allowed non-locals the best to purchase immovable property within the Union Territory. The centre’s August 2019 transfer – scrapping of special powers under Article 370 and dividing J&K into two union territories – paved the way in which for that change.
As of early January, over 10 lakh domicile certificates had been issued within the Kashmir valley, with most to native residents. Information to point out what number of non-locals obtained the certificates has not been launched.
On December 31 final 12 months a 65-year-old goldsmith was shot dead at a busy market in Srinagar as a result of, police sources mentioned, he had acquired a domicile certificates the month earlier than.
Political leaders, together with former chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah, have condemned the assault.
Deeply saddened by the assault on Krishna Dhaba at Sonawar in Srinagar. Prolong my sympathies to the injured & his household. Violence is rarely the reply
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) February 17, 2021
Very sorry to listen to in regards to the assault on the Krishna Dhaba in Srinagar, these assaults are unacceptable. I hope the injured one that is himself related to the dhaba & is present process remedy in a metropolis hospital makes an entire & speedy restoration.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) February 17, 2021
Right this moment’s assault occurred when 24 foreign envoys were in Srinagar for the start of a two-day visit to evaluate the bottom scenario in Kashmir. The dhaba that was attacked is near high-profile installations just like the residence of the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir Excessive Court docket.
That is the fourth go to by overseas diplomats because the centre scrapped particular constitutional standing in 2019 – a transfer adopted by a safety blanket that included one of many longest web shutdowns in a democratic nation, and the detention of a number of outstanding political leaders.
In January final 12 months a 16-member delegation that included the US Ambassador visited J&K; nations from the European Union mentioned they didn’t desire a “guided tour” and stayed away. In October 2019 the centre allowed 23 EU lawmakers to visit – a transfer slammed by the opposition.
Amongst these visiting this time are ambassadors from Italy, France, Eire, Sweden, Belgium, Brazil, Bangladesh, the EU and Ghana. Forward of their go to, at the very least half-a-dozen bunkers of safety forces had been eliminated in Srinagar.