Terrorists shot dead a BJP worker Shabir Ahmad Bhat in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, early this morning. He was shot dead at around 2:30 am in Rakh-e-litter area.
Police say he was kidnapped last evening and a massive manhunt was launched to track him. He is the first political activist killed by the terrorists after the government announced municipal and panchayat elections in state last week.
In a series of tweets, BJP President Amit Shah condoled Bhat’s death by saying that extremists cannot stop the youth of Kashmir from choosing a better future for themselves.
“Anguished to learn about the killing of BJP karyakarta, Shabir Ahmad Bhat by terrorists in Pulwama (J&K). This act of cowardice is highly condemnable. Extremists cannot stop the youth of Kashmir from choosing a better future for themselves. This cycle of violence won’t last long,” Shah tweeted.
The BJP chief made it clear that the sacrifice of BJP workers will not go in vain and assured that entire BJP stands firmly with Shabir Ahmad Bhat’s family in this hour of grief.