The Hush Post| 9:59 am |one-minute-read|
A Bharatiya Janta Party leader from Jammu and Kashmir has been shot dead in Kashmir.
Ghulam Mohammad Mir who was the district vice president of the BJP in Anantnag district was killed by the militants at his home late on Saturday night.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condemned the murder of a BJP leader in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir.
In a tweet on Sunday morning, Modi said there is no place for such violence in our country.
BJP leaders said that Mir had been warned many times but despite that the government withdrew his security recently.
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti had also condoled Mir’s killing.
The BJP leader was shot dead ahead of Monday’s third and final phase of polling in Pulwama and Shopian districts for Anantnag Lok Sabha seat.
Elections for Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency is being held in three phases due to security reasons. Two phases had passed without any militant attack on any political party or worker.