BJP worker shot at in Budgam succumbs

Abdul Hamid NAjar

Srinagar: A day after suspectec militants fired upon a Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) worker in Ompora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district, the 38-year-old man succumbed to his wounds at Srinagar’s SMHS hospital on Monday.

The worker identified as Abdul Hamid Najar, a resident of Ompora Budgam, was critically injured when suspected militants fired upon him while he was on a morning walk on Sunday early morning.

Najar, who suffered bullet injuries to abdomen and leg, was shifted to SMHS hospital. However he died this morning, sources at the hospital said.

On Sunday, hours after the attack, five-party workers of the same district, announced their resignation citing ‘personal reasons’.

Earlier on August 7, after suspected militants killed a Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) Sarpanch in Qazigund area of Kulgam district on Thursday, several BJP members resigned from the party fearing reprisal from militants for being in affiliation with the political party.

In this regard, JK Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary (Organisation) Ashok Koul wrote to party’s national president J P Nadda seeking safe accommodation for the party leaders in every district of Kashmir and urged workers and leaders not to come out without security cover.


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