Ground Report | New Delhi: BJP worker shot dead; A BJP worker was shot dead by suspected militants in Brazloo area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Tuesday. BJP worker Javed Ahmed Dar son of Abdullah Dar resident of Brazloo was shot dead outside his residence.
BJP worker shot dead
“Javed was in charge of BJP’s constituency for Kulgam,” he said, adding that a police team has reached the spot to ascertain the facts. The entire area has been cordoned off to nab the attackers, the official said.
Why attacks on BJP leaders?
In the wake of the abrogation of Article 370, New Delhi detained several thousand Kashmiri leaders and politicians, including pro-India people, to prevent mass protests. It stopped all political activities in the region except the BJP.
The decision was seen by the locals as one of New Delhi’s many betrayals, and it brought the people together, cutting across political divides. Moreover, it sparked huge public outcry and militant attacks targeting BJP leaders.
This year militants carried out two hit-and-run attacks in Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir. Three jawans, including a CRPF officer, were killed in a hit-and-run attack in Srinagar’s Lavaypora. While a similar incident in Srinagar city’s Barzulla area in February saw two policemen. Muhammad Yusuf Bajd from Jurhama Kupwara and constable Suhail Ahmed Lohar of Logaripora had died.
Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh said a large number of foreign terrorists are present in the Valley, but they are “less” and “distance-keeping”. Addressing a press conference at the Police Control Room (PCR) here, he said only two foreign terrorists have been killed in two encounters in Kashmir this year.
“Both were killed in Sopore (in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district), one of which was on Monday. Both were from Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), which clearly indicates that foreign terrorists are present here. They have His details are, according to which our operations have been started.