A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activist was abducted and killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said on Wednesday.
"Shabir Ahmad Bhat was abducted yesterday (Tuesday). His bullet riddled body was found earlier this morning," the police said.
The BJP president Amit Shah immediately expressed his grief at the incident. He tweeted, ‘Anguished to learn about the killing of BJP karyakarta, Shabir Ahmad Bhat by terrorists in Pulwama (J&K). This act of cowardice is highly condemnable. Extremists cannot stop the youth of Kashmir from choosing a better future for themselves. This cycle of violence won’t last long.’ According to sources, Bhat was also provided with armed guards for protection.
Bhat is the first political activist killed by the terrorists after the government announced municipal and panchayat elections in state last week.>