Kashmiri Muslims take refuge in mosque from Hindu Extremists attacks
ISLAMABAD: The situation continues to be tense in Jammu for the third consecutive day on Sunday as more than 2000 people have taken shelter in a mosque in Bathindi area in Jammu, fearing attacks from Hindu extremists.
It merits a mention that the conflict in the region escalated after nearly 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and many others injured when terrorists targeted a convoy with a car bomb at Awantipora in Pulwama.
Later, militant outfit Jaish-e-Muhammad assumed responsibility for the attack, reported as the worst ever on security forces in the state.
A resident of Bhatindi, Nouman Manzoor, said, “Over 2000 people are stationed at Makkah Masjid in Bathindi right now and more people are pouring in.”
These people include stranded Kashmir-bound passengers and people living in sensitive zones of Jammu district.