1998 Chamba massacre

1998 Chamba massacre is massacre of 35 Hindus by terrorists in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh in India on 3 August 1998.[1][2]

Background

An insurgency has been going on in Jammu and Kashmir since 1989. The militants had been suspected perpetrators of several massacres in the state.

The Attacks

The suspected Pakistan-trained militants massacred 35 Hindus, mostly labourers, and injured 11 in the Chamba district bordering Doda in Jammu on early hours of that day.[3] The Chamba massacre took place in two separate incidents at Kalaban and Satrundi. 26 persons were killed and eight injured in Kalaban area under Police Station Tissa of Chamba District. In another incident at about 1.30 a.m. that morning, five persons were killed and three injured in village Satrindi, District Chamba. News of the massacre became public when two of the injured at Kalaban—Dhian Singh and Beli Ram—with blood oozing from their wounds, trudged eight kilometers through the dense forests and informed about the mayhem at the nearest Mansa police post. The massacre let to conflict between Gujjars (entirely Muslims) and Gaddis (entirely Hindus).[4]

This was the first such incident in Himachal Pradesh.[5]

The aftermath

Top Hizbul Mujahideen militant Billu Gujjar was arrested in Pathankot by Punjab Police a few days later in connection with this attack.[6]

References

  1. ^ Ultras gun down 35 in Himachal, The Indian Express, 1998-08-04
  2. ^ Terrorists massacre 35 in Chamba, The Tribune, 1998-08-04. Accessed 2009-03-23. Archived 2009-05-11.
  3. ^ Jammu and Kashmir Militants Gun Down 35 in Chamba District
  4. ^ An unquiet peace, Frontline (magazine), 1998-10-10
  5. ^ http://www.rediff.com/news/1998/aug/06kash.htm
  6. ^ Top Hizbul ultra, aides held for Chamba killings, The Indian Express, 1998-08-16

External links

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