Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, USA, strongly condemns the latest gruesome massacre of 36 Hindus in Doda and Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on May, 2nd, 2006.
The brutal killings of innocent minority civilians – Hindus – who were lined up and gunned down in cold blood was one of the worst terrorist activities of recent times perpetrated by Islamic extremists who victimize peaceful people. Our hearts go out to the families of innocent victims and we appeal to the state and central governments to apprehend the culprits and bring them to justice in a speedy manner.
This incident is yet another example of the barbaric tactics of ethnic cleansing of Hindus in the state of J&K that started in 1980s. This has resulted in the uprooting of more than three hundred thousand Kashmiri Pandits from their homes of countless generations. The murder of thousands of innocent civilians that has continued since then, including the present massacre, is also a glaring example as to how miserably the central and state governments have failed to live up to the lawful obligation of protecting the life and welfare of the minority Hindu populations in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is about time that the govenments marshal all the resources at their command to eliminate the unlawful elements that are in the business of terrorizing innocent civilians and ensure the safety and welfare of the society.