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BJP leader, brother shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir, politicians condemn attack

BJP leader, brother shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir, politicians condemn attack

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 02 Nov 2018, 03:46 am

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IBNS): Politicians have criticised the killing of BJP state secretary Anil Parihar and his brother Ajit by suspected terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.

The BJP leader and his brother were shot dead by the attackers in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar area.

They were taken to a hospital after the attack where the doctors reportedly declared them brought dead.

Senior BJP leaders, including Union Ministers like Home Minister Rajnath Singh, have condemned the incident.

Rajnath Singh tweeted: "Shocked & pained by the killing of J&K State BJP leader Sh. Anil Parihar & his brother. My heart goes out to the bereaved family. Spoke to Advisor to J&K Governor, Sh Vijay Kumar regarding the incident. The police will leave no stone unturned to bring the perpetrators to justice."

BJP President Amit Shah said: "Just got the tragic news of killing of Shri Anil Parihar, Secretary @BJP4JnK, and his brother by terrorists in Kishtwar. This is a cowardly act that shames humanity. I grieve the death of my valued colleague and pray that God gives his family strength to bear this untimely loss."

BJP Jammu and Kashmir posted: "Preaching brotherhood, BJP State Secretary Sh. Anil Parihar martyred with his brother Sh. Ajit Parihar.
State BJP condemns coward act of terrorists and pray for peace to the departed souls and give courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss."

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje tweeted: "Strongly condemn the killing of @BJP4JnK State Secretary Shri #AnilParihar and his brother Shri #AjitParihar in Kishtwar. An act of pure cowardice - the perpetrators of this crime should be brought to justice. My thoughts are with their families in this hour of grief."

Former State CM Omar Abdullah tweeted: "Very sad news. My condolences to Anil & Ajit Parihar’s family & colleagues. May their souls rest in peace."

Image: BJP Jammu and Kashmir Twitter page