Militants shot dead BJP’s Kulgam Sarpanch

Srinagar/Aug,6 : A sarpanch Sajad Ahmad who belonged to BJP was on Thursday morning killed South Kashmir’s Kulgam district, officials said. Sajad Ahmad was shot dead in Kulgam, about 70 km from Srinagar. This is the fourth such attack on a BJP leader in the recent weeks. Last month, BJP’s Sheikh Waseem Bari, his father and brother were killed by militants in North Kashmir’s Bandipore district. He was the district chief for Bandipore.

“Militants fired on BJP worker Wasim Bari at Bandipora. During indiscriminate firing Wasim Bari, his father Bashir Ahmad and brother Umer Bashir got injured and shifted to hospital, but all three succumbed to their injuries.” A new militant group – The Resistance Front- had claimed responsibility for the attack. The police said it is a front of the Jaish, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen. The attack was condemned by politicians across party lines. BJP chief JP Nadda said Mr Wasim’s death was a huge loss for the party. “This is a huge loss for the party. My deepest condolences are with the family. The entire Party stands with the bereaved family. I assure that their sacrifice will not go in vain,” he had tweeted.The fear of being vulnerable to militant attacks had gripped mainstream political workers across parties in Kashmir after the killing in Bandipora. In June, a Congress sarpanch Ajay Bharti was killed during a militant attack.

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