Javeed Ahmad Dar, a BJP leader gunned down by terrorists in Kulgam, politicians from other parties also condemned the murder. Javeed Ahmad Dar, the constituency president of Homshalibugh, was transported to the hospital after terrorists started shooting on him near Brazloo-jagir in Kulgam.
This is the second time in August that a BJP representative has been assassinated by terrorists in Kashmir.
Terrorists gunned down a BJP leader in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Tuesday. Javeed Ahmad Dar, the constituency president of Homshalibugh, was admitted to the hospital after terrorists started shooting on him in Kulgam. Dar’s murder has been outlined as “barbaric” by the BJP. The incident has been widely condemned by all other political groups.
Security forces have roped off the place and commenced searching for the alleged terrorists. Leaders in Jammu and Kashmir voiced outrage and grief over Dar’s death.
According to BJP Jammu and Kashmir spokesperson Altaf Thakur, this was the 20th assassination of the BJP party since the removal of Article 370 on August 5, 2019.
Earlier Gulam Rasool Dar, Kulgam District Head of BJP Kisan Morcha Shot Dead on August 9
Terrorists walked right into the rental apartment of Ghulam Rasool Dar and his wife Jawhara Banoo in Anantnag’s Lal Chowk locality on August 9 and fired at them from close distance. Dar, 65, was the Kulgam district head of the BJP Kisan Morcha and a sarpanch. His wife was a panch from the very same village as him. The two were admitted to a hospital for treatment, but they died due to major injuries.
Dar proclaims to be among the BJP’s oldest activists. In 2002, he became a representative of the party. His wife and 22-year-old daughter entered the BJP a few years back while serving for the party for several years.
Valley’s BJP Leaders have been Identified as “Protected Persons”
The majority of the Valley’s BJP leaders have already been identified as “protected persons.” They are sheltered in safe houses and accommodations and are stopped from coming back home. Even after the safeguards, terrorists are still capable to spot them.
The assaulting wave has escalated since the suspension of the privileged status, creating anxiety among party members and triggering the withdrawal of around 30 lower- and middle-ranking officials.
Leaders in Jammu & Kashmir Voiced Outrage and Tweeted
Manzoor Ahmad, the BJP’s media cell head in Jammu and Kashmir, titled the act “shameful.” He said, “My soulful condolences to the grieving family, I pray for strength for the family to face the irreplaceable damage.”
“Yet another barbaric attack on our member from district Kulgam, Shri Javeed Ahmed Dar, constituency president, who succumbs to injuries, our activists’ struggles will never be a waste. These anti-national people will never win in their atrocities.” BJP leader Ashok Koul tweeted.
One more coward attack on our Activist from District Kulgam namely Shri Javaid Ahmed Dar, Constituency President who succumbs to injuries. The sacrifices of our Activists will never go in vain. These Anti-national elements will never be successful in their wrongdoings. pic.twitter.com/vxvjfOGF2o
— Ashok Koul (@AshokKoul59) August 17, 2021
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah stated, “Tragic news from Kulgam, Javeed Ahmed was killed in horrific ways.I strongly condemn this terrorist assault and express my sincere condolences to Javeed’s family and colleagues. May Allah grant him Jannat.”
Terrible news from Kulgam. Javved Ahmed was gunned down in cold blood. I unreservedly condemn this terror attack & send my heartfelt condolences to Javved’s family and colleagues. May Allah grant him place in Jannat. https://t.co/hpNH09u4g0
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) August 17, 2021
Mehbooba Mufti, President of the People’s Democratic Party, also extended her sympathies for Dar’s family.
“Condemn the shooting of BJP leader Javeed Dar; there is no place for this kind of violence,” she remarked.
Condemn the killing of BJP leader Javaid Dar & there is no place for such acts of violence. Sympathies & condolences to his family. https://t.co/GVQJM8FdVU
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) August 17, 2021
Sacrifices are what hold parties and nations intact: Altaf Thakur
According to Altaf Thakur, “Although 20 murders, our members remained successful to unfurl the tricolor throughout every district of the valley. Our members are determined and prepared to carry out the tasks.”
He further added, “Sacrifices are what hold parties and nations intact”.
Amidst senior party leaders acknowledged that the BJP cadre is living under threat and undergoing serious circumstances on the ground, they vow that no one will give up.