Plea urges CJI to take note of J&K killings

New Delhi, Oct 9:
A Delhi-based lawyer has filed a letter petition in the Supreme Court urging the Chief Justice of India, N V Ramana, to take cognizance of the recent targeted killing of Hindus and Sikhs in Kashmir.
The lawyer, Vineet Jindal, said that he had recently come across news from different news publications, social media and electronic media regarding targeted killing of Hindu and Sikh minorities in Kashmir.
He said in five days, seven civilians have been killed in Kashmir, including those from the Sikh and Hindu communities.
“The targeted killings of pharmacist Makhan Lal Bindroo, Supinder Kaur, the Sikh principal of Government Boys Higher Secondary School in Sangam Eidgah area of Srinagar, and Deepak Chand, a Hindu teacher in the same school, have evoked a feeling of agony, fear and insecurity among the minorities residing in Kashmir,” said the petition.
Also, it urged the CJI to establish a special delegated unit to structure and administer a system to ensure the safety and security of the minority groups in Kashmir.
The plea urged the top court to issue direction to the National Security Agency to investigate the recent killing of Hindu and Sikh minorities, and also grant Rs 1 crore as compensation to the families of the victims along with a Government job to one of the family members. (Agenices)