Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher has strongly condemned the killing of a Kashmiri Pandit in the Valley on Tuesday and said it is shameful that atrocities on the members of the community have continued. He said that 'terrorists are targeting everyone who stands with India.' Recently, a Kashmiri Pandit, identified as Sunil Kumar Bhat, was shot dead and his brother, Pintu, was injured after terrorists shot at them at an apple orchard in Shopian district. The incident happened in the Chotipora area.
The deceased has been identified as Sunil Kumar Bhat. His brother Pintu has sustained injuries. The injured person has been shifted to the hospital and the areas have been cordoned.
Reacting on the incident, Kher told ANI, "Shameful that atrocities on Kashmiri Pandits continue today. They're killing even their own people. They are killing everyone who stands with India. This has been happening for the past 30 years. The more you condemn it, the less it's. We'll have to change this mindset."
Terrorists have resorted to targeted killings in the Valley. In June 2022, a bank manager, identified as Vijay Kumar, was shot dead outside his office by terrorists in the Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Before that, on May 31, Rajni Bala, a female Hindu teacher, was shot dead by terrorists in Kashmir's Kulgam district. That same month two civilians, including Kashmiri Pandit employee Rahul Bhat, and three off-duty policemen were killed in Kashmir by terrorists. ALSO READ: KBC 14: Amitabh Bachchan impressed with contestant who brought girlfriend to show as his companion
Anupam Kher, who is a Kashmiri Pandit, starred in this year's hit movie 'The Kashmir Files'. It showed the life of Kashmiri Pandits during the 1990 Kashmir insurgency and was based on first-generation video interviews of victims of the Kashmiri massacre, making an account of their pain, suffering, struggle and trauma.
Next, Anupam Kher will be seen in Kangana Ranaut's film Emergency in which he will portray the role of late political leader Jayaprakash Narayan.
(With inputs from ANI)