SRINAGAR — As militants carried out a number of targeted killings recently, 10 Kashmiri Pandit families have left their village in Shopian district in south Kashmir out of fear and reached Jammu.
The residents of Choudharygund said the recent militant attacks have triggered a fear psychosis among the Pandits who lived in Kashmir through the most difficult period of militancy in 1990s and did not leave their homes.
“The situation is not conducive for us to live in Kashmir Valley. We live in fear due to killings. There is no security for us,” another villager said.
The villagers alleged a police post was set up away from their village even though they repeatedly sought protection.
They said they have left everything in their houses, even the recent harvest of apple.
Those who have reached Jammu are living with their relatives. — (PTI)