(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF INDIA’S HINDUSTAN TIMES)
BJP leader shot dead by militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag
BJP leaders said that Ghulam Mohammed Mir was without any security which was withdrawn by the government recently.
Updated: May 05, 2019 09:25 IST
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
Ahead of Monday’s final phase of polls for Anantnag Lok Sabha seat, militants shot dead district vice president BJP in Anantnag district late Saturday night.
Ghulam Mohammed Mir,55, who had contested assembly elections on a BJP ticket from Anantnag was killed inside his house at Verinag.
BJP leaders said that Mir was without any security which was withdrawn by the government recently.
BJP state spokesman Altaf Thakur said that Mir was killed by militants inside his house on Saturday night. “He received several bullets and died on way to hospital.”
Thakur termed the killing of Mir barbaric and said despite threats from militants his security was withdrawn by the government. “He was under constant threat from militants, yet his security was taken back.”
Police spokesman said that unknown militants fired upon a member of the BJP Ghulam Mohammed Mir at Nowgam Verinag. “He was shifted to hospital in critical condition.”
This is the second attack on any political worker in South Kashmir. On Thursday militants shot and injured a civilian Abdul Rashid Bhat of Kuchmulla Tral. Bhat was a former member of a political party
Pulwama and Shopian districts will go for polls on Monday in the third phase. Due to security reasons, polls for Anantnag Lok Sabha seat is being held in three phases. Two phases had passed without any militant attack on any worker.
First Published: May 04, 2019 22:45 IST