BJP leader shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir, PM Modi says ‘there’s no place for such violence in our country’


Police in Jammu and Kashmir say that suspected militants have killed a local BJP worker Gul Muhammad Mir on Saturday in Anantnag district. Mir was a district-level functionary of the BJP. His party has alleged that the state government, run by Governor Satya Pal Malik, had recently withdrawn his personal security.

Gul Muhammad Mir

Reacting to Mir’s murder, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter, “Strongly condemn the killing of @BJP4JnK leader Shri Ghulam Mohammed Mir. His contribution towards strengthening the party in J&K will always be remembered. There is no place for such violence in our country. Condolences to his family and well-wishers.”

According to some reports, suspected militants had arrived at his house in Nowgam Verinag area and asked for the keys to his car. A report by NDTV, said that while driving the vehicle away, they fired bullets into Mir.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted, “Ghulam Mohd Mir, office bearer of the BJP in South Kashmir has been shot & killed in Nowgam, Verinag. I condemn this dastardly act of violence & pray for the soul of the departed, Allah Jannat naseeb karey.”

PDP Chief amd former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti too condemned the attacked as she wrote, “I strongly condemn the killing of BJP leader Gul Muhammad Mir in Verinag, South Kashmir. My condolences to the bereaved family and prayers for the departed soul.”


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