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United Liberation Front (ULF) claimed responsibility for the attack in Wanpoh in a press release circulated on social media

A shadowy organisation has claimed responsibility for the recent attack on migrant workers in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, saying it was carried out as a reprisal whereas asking them to go away the area.

Raja Reshi and Joginder Reshi from Bihar had been shot useless at Wanpoh in Kulgam district whereas one other migrant employee was injured in the most recent in a sequence of focused assaults in Kashmir which have left 11 folks useless this month. The attack on Sunday was the third on migrant workers in two days. Arvind Kumar Sah, a resident of Banka in Bihar, was killed in Srinagar and Sageer Ahmad, a carpenter from Saharanpur, was shot useless in Pulwama on Saturday. Five of the 11 civilians killed this month in Kashmir had been migrant workers.

United Liberation Front (ULF) claimed responsibility for the attack in Wanpoh. In a press release circulated on the social media, ULF mentioned the attack was carried out as a reprisal to what it claimed the “lynching of 200 Muslims only in Bihar” in final one year by “Hindutva forces”. There isn’t any document of 200 lynchings in final year in Bihar.

Umar Wani, who claimed to be a spokesman for the ULF in the assertion, mentioned: “As already warned all non local stooges to leave our land or get ready for what they deserve. This was retaliatory strikes against the atrocities committed by Indian occupational forces against innocent civilians.”

ULF and The Resistance Front, one other shadowy group, earlier claimed responsibility for different focused assaults on the civilians. Shadowy teams are identified to say duties for such assaults to offer believable deniability to proscribed terrorist teams. ULF is most certainly a entrance for Pakistan primarily based terror teams, and its declare couldn’t instantly be verified.

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HT has reached out to the J&K administration for a remark on the declare and this copy can be up to date when it responds.

Communist Party of India (Marxist) chief Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami, a four-time legislator from Kulgam, condemned the Wanpoh attack as barbaric and added such incidents haven’t any place in a civilised society. “Killing innocent labourers who have come here to earn their livelihood is a heinous crime. This is aimed at targeting the interests of people of Kashmir and this is happening at a time when the harvesting season is at its peak. Mere condemnation is not enough. It is time for all of us to come forward and unitedly raise our voice against these criminals who are committing such heinous crimes,” Tarigami mentioned in a press release. He appealed to civil society and political events to lift their voice in opposition to such acts.

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