Three BJP members shot dead in held Kashmir

Published October 30, 2020
In this file photo, Indian paramilitary trooper block a road during restrictions imposed in various parts of the city to foil Muharram processions at Zadibal area in Srinagar on August 30. — AFP/File
In this file photo, Indian paramilitary trooper block a road during restrictions imposed in various parts of the city to foil Muharram processions at Zadibal area in Srinagar on August 30. — AFP/File

SRINAGAR: Three politicians from India’s ruling party were shot dead in occupied Kashmir late on Thursday.

Militants fired at the three members of Bharatiya Janata Party in Kulgam district, police said in a statement. The three were taken to a hospital, where they died, it said.

The party says they were members of the BJP’s youth wing and one was general secretary of the party’s Kulgam district.

In a tweet, the BJP condemned the killings, calling them a barbaric terror attack. Those who are responsible for this will not be spared, it said.

Government forces launched a search for the shooters, police said. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Published in Dawn, October 30th, 2020

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