Amid protest, Baramulla grenade attack victim cremated in Sunderbani

Amidst protests, Ranjit Singh, who was killed in a grenade attack by militants on a liquor shop at Baramulla in Kashmir on Tuesday, was cremated at his native village in Sunderbani in Rajouri district today.

A burqa clad militant walked up to a newly-opened wine shop in Baramulla on late Tuesday evening, dropped a grenade inside through the porthole window, causing an explosion which killed Singh and left three other employees injured.

The other injured employees have been identified as Govardhan Singh, Ravi Kumar, both residents of Billawar in Kathua and Govind Singh, a resident of Kangri village near Sunderbani in Rajouri.

In this context, an emergent meeting of Jammu Chamber was held here under the chairmanship of Arun Gupta, president CCI Jammu.

Gupta said that the situation in Kashmir has turned grim with terrorists carrying out soft killings at their will with miniscule minorities becoming the first target of these violence mongers. He said that grenade attack on a wine shop in Baramulla killing a Hindu youth from Rajouri and injuring three others from Jammu province is testimony to the fact that minority community is not safe in the Valley as terrorists are targeting the vulnerable community because recently a Kashmiri Pandit employee Rahul Bhat was also targeted in broad day light.

Jammu Chamber demanded that the Government should brace-up the security grid and also make beat policing robust to ensure that no civilian, especially the minority community member, remains at risk.

Dr Varun Padha, a renowned social activist condemned continued killing of civilians in Kashmir Valley, terming the situation in the Jammu and Kashmir as grim. In a statement, Padha urged the Central Government and the UT Administration to step up security system in the J&K.