1998 Chamba massacre
The Pakistan-trained terrorists massacred 35 Hindus, mostly labourers, and injured 11 in the Chamba district bordering Doda in Jammu on early hours of that day. 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 post. The massacre led to conflict between Gujjars (entirely Muslims) and Gaddis (entirely Hindus).
This was the first such incident in Himachal Pradesh.
- Ultras gun down 35 in Himachal, The Indian Express, 1998-08-04
- Terrorists massacre 35 in Chamba, The Tribune, 1998-08-04. Accessed 2009-03-23. Archived 2009-05-11.
- Jammu and Kashmir Militants Gun Down 35 in Chamba District
- An unquiet peace, Frontline (magazine), 1998-10-10
- Top Hizbul ultra, aides held for Chamba killings, The Indian Express, 1998-08-16