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Jammu: Expressing shock and grief over the terrorist attack on the BJP leaders in Sopore which resulted in death of one leader and caused serious injuries to two, National BJP General Secretary Tarun chugh on Monday warned Pakistan against trying to throttle democracy in Jammu and Kashmir.
In a statement, Chugh said it was a heinous act of cowardice by the Pakistan’s ISI sponsored terrorists.
“At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to bring about development and growth in J&K, terrorists’ vicious game-plan to disrupt peace will be decisively defeated “, he said.
Chugh said the people of J&K want progress and development and ” Violence is fast losing sense and relevance “. Meanwhile, the BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir unit has also condemned the terror attack, saying the party activists cannot be cowed down by such “cowardly acts”.
In a statement, the BJP said that it “condemns the killing of its Municipal Councillor and a police officer by militants.”
Terming the attack “barbaric”, J&K BJP president Ravinder Raina said terrorists have crossed their limits and their acts to “murder the humanity” would not go unpunished.
“Kashmir has seen enough of bloodshed and now when it is trying to progress on the developmental lines, terrorist organizations and their bosses are unnerved. But these ghastly acts will not succeed to bow down the morale of BJP activists,” Raina said.
BJP General Secretary (organization) Ashok Kaul said “such barbaric and cowardly acts will not be tolerated anymore”.
“These attacks are aimed at disturbing the peace in the region. The incident is unfortunate and we urge the police to investigate the case and nab the culprits behind it,” he said.
Both the leaders expressed their solidarity with the family of the deceased and said the whole BJP family stands with them in this difficult hour.