Kashmiri Hindu Sachin Sharma's killing evokes protests by Muslims, Hindus

Story by  ATV | Posted by  Aasha Khosa • 1 Months ago
Muslim women of village Achen with the wife of the slain Kashmiri Pandit Sachin Sharma (Pictures Basit Zargar)
Muslim women of village Achen with the wife of the slain Kashmiri Pandit Sachin Sharma (Pictures Basit Zargar)


New Delhi

The resident in Pulwama town of south Kashmir staged a candlelight protest march against the killing of a middle-aged Kashmiri Pandit Sachin Sharma in village Achen by terrorists early Sunday morning.

Sachin Sharma leaves behind his wife and three children. He was shot dead at point-blank range as he was walking in the lane outside his house.

He had left his job in a private school and become a security guard at an ATM of a Bank.

Muslim Neighbours consoling wife of Sachin Sharma 

His family had never left Kashmir and had continued to live in the village even after the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley.

“We have known him since his childhood. He was innocent and a gentleman. The entire village equally shares the pain and grief of his family,” said Muhammad Younus, a local told Greater Kashmir newspaper.

While the civil society members held a protest in the district headquarters of Pulwama, the locals in village Achen said the killing had shocked them and brought a bad name to the village.

Sachin Sharma's daughter looking at the body of her father

Villagers told media persons that the killing of Sachin Sharma had stained the record of an uninterrupted tradition of amity and brotherhood in their village.

Villagers both men and women were seen thronging the house of Sachin Sharma and trying to console his wife and children.

In Srinagar and Pulwama locals help protests against the killing of yet another Kashmiri Hindu in the Valley where otherwise the terrorists are not able to stage strikes against security forces and are picking soft targets.

A local news agency release the footage of the protest in Pulwama against Sachin Sharma's killing on Twitter:

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In Delhi, Kashmiri Pandits held a candlelight vigil at the end of the two-day Global Kashmiri Pandit Conclave where the community leaders demanded their return home.