1998 Chamba massacre

The 1998 Chamba massacre was the killing of thirty-five Hindus by Hizbul Mujahideen, in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh in India on 3 August 1998.[1][2]

The AttacksEdit

The Pakistan-trained Islamic terrorists massacred 35 Hindus, mostly labourers, and injured 11 in the Chamba district bordering Doda in Jammu on early hours of that day.[3] The massacre took place in two separate incidents at Kalaban and Satrundi. Twenty-six people were killed and eight injured in the Kalaban area under Police Station Tissa of Chamba District. In another incident, at about 1:30 a.m. that morning, five people 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 report the mayhem to the nearest Mansa police station. The massacre led to clashes between Muslim Gujjars and Hindu Gaddis .[4]

The aftermathEdit

Top Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists Billu Gujjar was arrested in Pathankot by Punjab Police a few days later in connection with this attack.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ultras gun down 35 in Himachal". The Indian Express. 4 August 1998. Archived from the original on 3 June 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Terrorists massacre 35 in Chamba". The Tribune. 4 August 1998. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2009.
  3. ^ "Jammu and Kashmir Militants Gun Down 35 in Chamba District". 2 August 1998. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  4. ^ Swami, Praveen (10 October 1998). "An unquiet peace". Frontline. Vol. 15, no. 21. Archived from the original on 24 November 2002.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  5. ^ "Top Hizbul ultra, aides held for Chamba killings". The Indian Express. 16 August 1998. Archived from the original on 3 June 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2018.

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