A large number of migrant labourers were seen sitting on a footpath outside Jammu railway station on Monday. They said they would never go to the Kashmir Valley again as terrorists targeted and threatened them.
Killings of two labourers from Bihar in Jammu and Kashmir have triggered an exodus of workers from the Valley. A large number of labourers headed to Jammu on Monday. They were sitting on a footpath outside Jammu railway station.
Narrating their ordeal, several migrant labourers broke down. The kids were crying as they were hungry.
India Today provided food and snacks to some of the fear-stricken labourers who said that they would never go to the Kashmir Valley again as terrorists targeted and threatened them.
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They feared for their lives and said that they had no money left to survive. Some of them alleged that the owners of a brick kiln where they were working did not pay them their pending dues.
Terrorists gunned down two labourers from Bihar and injured another after barging into their accommodation in Kulgam in South Kashmir on Sunday. This was the third terror attack on non-locals in Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier, a street vendor from Bihar and a carpenter from Uttar Pradesh were shot dead by terrorists on Saturday evening. The United Liberation Front, a front of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, has claimed responsibility for the gruesome killings of the two labourers from Bihar.
In the backdrop of the spate of recent attacks on migrant workers, the terror outfit asked the remaining labourers to leave the Kashmir Valley.