Bengaluru: The assassination of Kashmiri Pandit Sarpanch, Ajay Pandita Bharti, in South Kashmir's Anantnag district, has left everyone dismayed. 

Now, former DGP of J&K Police Shesh Paul Vaid has opined that the minority Hindu community and the vulnerable sections of the Muslim community must be armed in order to protect themselves. 

As reported by India Today, he added that all possible measures must be taken to instil a sense of security among these people. 

The website added, “There is no harm in giving arms training and providing weapons to the minority Hindu community as well as to the vulnerable section of the Muslims in the Kashmir valley.” 

“Village Defence Committees (VDCs) can be constituted in the Valley. However, this formula requires detailed planning. Forming VDCs in the Kashmir Valley is difficult, but not impossible,” he further said. 

"After the mass exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir valley, the terrorists then started targeting the minority Hindus in the Chenab valley region of Jammu division. Many massacres of minority Hindus were carried out by the terrorists in the Chenab valley. But soon VDCs were constituted and people were given arms training. Muslims were also made part of the VDCs as they also faced terror attacks. This formula proved to be very successful and the mass exodus of Hindus was prevented," he added further. 

Minority Hindus have always been targeted in Kashmir valley making their lives literally hellish.