Militants on August 17, martyred Javed Ahmad Dar, a BJP activist and the party’s in-charge Hom Shali Bugh Assembly constituency. Javed Ahmad Dar was shot outside his home in Bazloo Jageer village in area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
BJP National President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda condoled the death of the BJP leader. He said in a tweet, “Today we lost BJP leader Javed Ahmad Dar in Kulgam, J&K in a cowardly attack. Continuous targeting of BJP leaders won’t deviate us from the development and peace agenda of J&K. I strongly condemn this act. His sacrifice won’t go in vain, entire party stands with bereaved family.”
Attack by terrorists on Dhar was third attack on BJP leader in a month. On August 13, militants hurled a grenade at the house of BJP leader Shri Jasbir Singh, when he and his brother Balbir Singh’s families were sitting in the gallery of the house in the Rajouri district of Jammu, wounding seven members of the two families. Later four-year-old nephew of the BJP leader succumbed to the injuries at the government college Rajouri.
Earlier on August 9, BJP Kisan Morcha District President and Sarpanch Ghulam Rasool Dar and his wife Jawahira Begum, who was a BJP Panch, were martyred in Anantnag. The terrorists entered forcibly into the house of Javed Ahmad Dar and fired indiscriminately upon him. In this terror incident, he received critical gunshot injuries and died on spot. BJP Kisan Morcha National President Shri Rajkumar Chahar on August 11 visited the houses of martyred BJP Kisan Morcha District President at Kulgaon and consoled the family members.