Sikh Community members hold sit in Outside Civil Secretariat

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Srinagar, Oct 8: Dozens of members from the Sikh minority in Kashmir including the family members and relatives of the school Principal shot dead along with her fellow teacher in Srinagar a day before, took out a protest rally and staged a silent sit-in outside the civil secretariat here on Friday to demand justice for the slain.

The Sikh Principal, Supinder Kour from Aloochi Bagh area of Srinagar and the Kashmiri Pandit teacher, Deepak Chand, a resident of Jammu, who was staying on rent in Batmaloo area of the city were shot dead inside Government Boys Higher Secondary School Eidgah on Srinagar outskirts yesterday morning.

News agency The Awam News, reported that the family members and relatives of the slain Kour along with scores of others from the community walked on foot from the Kours’ residence in Aloochibagh to Civil Secretariat Srinagar carrying Supinder’s body in protest to demand justice for her.

The community members later staged a sit-in outside the Civil Secretariat while demanding that the slain Principal’s killers be brought to book.

Senior police officers reached the spot and persuaded the family members of Kour to take her body to Batamaloo cremation ground for last rites. Later, the family members proceeded to the cremation ground while demanding “justice and stern punishment to the killers”.(The Awam News)

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