A BJP worker was allegedly shot by militants in the Brazloo-jagir village of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Tuesday. The deceased, identified as Javeed Ahmad Dar, was the BJP in-charge of the Hom Shali Bugh constituency.
BJP’s J&K unit has condemned the incident, calling it a “shameful and cowardly act” by militants.
“BJP condemns the killing of Javeed Ahmad Dar, constituency president, Homshalibugh, in Kulgam by terrorists. The killing of Javeed Dar by terrorists in Kulgam is a shameful and cowardly act. My deepest condolences to the bereaved family. I pray for courage to the family to bear the irreparable loss,” Manzoor Ahmad, BJP media cell head, Kashmir, said.
Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah also condemned the incident. “Terrible news from Kulgam. Javed Ahmed was gunned down in cold blood. I unreservedly condemn this terror attack & send my heartfelt condolences to Javved’s family and colleagues. May Allah grant him a place in Jannat,” Omar Abdullah said in a tweet.
Meanwhile, one Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam last week.
The encounter started on Thursday (Aug 12) night after two security force personnel and many civilians were injured after militants fired upon a BSF convoy. An official told PTI that the convoy was headed for Srinagar from Jammu.
“Terrorists opened firing on a security forces convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway at Malpora in Qazigund area of Kulgam district,” an official said.