Srinagar/Oct, 7: Unidentified gunmen on Thursday killed two school teachers in a school in Eidgah area of Srinagar city. The killing of the teachers was immediately condemned by Lt Governor, leaders of major political parties and Director General Police immediately after the news about the killings went viral on news portals and social media sites .
Confirming the killing of both the teachers a police official said “At about 11.15 a.m, militants shot dead two school teachers including a woman at Sangam Eidgah in Srinagar city,” a police official said, adding therein that “the deceased have been identified as Supinder Kour, a resident of Alochi Bagh area of the city here, and Deepak Chand, a resident of Jammu. They were working as teachers at Government Boys School, Sangam”.
Meanwhile, Lt Governor Manoj Sinha and leaders of several political parties have condemned the killing of both the teachers. Condemning the killing of teachers Lt Governor Manoj Sinha while warning a befitting reply wrote on the twitter handle of J&K LG’s office ” I strongly condemn the barbaric killing of two of our teachers, Supinder Kour and Deepak Chand by terrorists. A befitting reply will be given to the perpetrators of the heinous terror attacks on innocent people”. In yet another tweet the J&K LG office quoted LG Sinha as saying “The terrorists & their patrons will not succeed in disturbing peace, progress & prosperity of J&K UT. My deepest condolences to the bereaved family, friends and colleagues”. Condemning the killings of teachers former Chief Mini National Conference Vice President in a tweet said “Shocking news coming in again from Srinagar. Another set of targeted killings, this time of two teachers in a Govt school in Idgah area of the city. Words of condemnation are not enough for this inhuman act of terror but I pray for the souls of the deceased to rest in peace.” Another former Chief Minister and President Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti in a tweet said “Disturbing to see the deteriorating situation in Kashmir where a minuscule minority is the latest target. GOI’s claims of building a Naya Kashmir has actually turned it into a hellhole. It”s sole interest is to use Kashmir as a milch cow for its electoral interests” .
Condemning the killings of the teachers the Peoples Conference Chairman Sajad Lone in a tweet said “Reports of cowardice emerging. Two teachers shot dead. It is important to understand that militants have no religion. Muslims have been killed too. I personally had a killing in my family. This is a lunatic fringe which is a curse for Kashmir. May Allah rid us of this curse.”