Kashmiris Protest After Amarnath Massacre (But not for the massacred Yatris)

On 10th July, at 8:20PM, Hindu Yatris were attacked by Jihadis in Kashmir, killing 8 of them.  There were no street protests reported on any TV channel.  None of the political parties of Kashmir asked for a bandh in the Valley (though, very cleverly, they asked for it in Hindu majority Jammu, even though the Jihadi attack has happened in the valley).  Yet, some media heads saw great optimism in the reaction of Kashmiris.

The next day, 3 Jihadis were killed in Budgam. One of these was Sajad Gilkar—who is suspected of being one of the instigators of the lynching of Police Officer Ayub Pandith outside the main mosque in Srinagar.

Therefore, on July 12th  Kashmiris were out doing what they do best—PROTEST!

Indeed, for those who wish to see, there was a sinister development—for the first time, the body of the slain Jihadi was draped in the flag of ISIS.  Here is the picture (reported in Ananda Bazar Patrika).

So, as you can see, to an objective viewer, the Amarnath massacre did not cause any backlash against Jihadi terror in Kashmir, as has been suggested by some.  Instead, things have only gotten worse.

Just ask yourself: looking at the crowds at the Jihadi funeral, does it seem like any one of them could care about massacred Hindu yatris? They are raising slogans for Zakir Musa (who wants an ISIS-like Caliphate in Kashmir), for Azaadi, etc.  These are hardcore Islamists.  And there are hundreds of them at this funeral.  At others, we have seen tens of thousands.

Readers can judge for themselves where the sympathies of Kashmiris lie—with Hindu yatris, or with these Jihadi killers.


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Vinay Kumar
Devout Hindu and practising brahmin, very interested in history and current affairs of Bharat. Do not believe in birth-based "caste" but rather varna based on swadharma and swabhava, and personal commitment to that varna's dharmas. I don't judge people by the religion they profess: every human being should be treated with equal dignity. At the same time, I don't judge a religion by the people I know who profess it. A religion, like any doctrine, should be subjected to critical examination using facts and reason.