Jammu: There has been a significant increase in militant attacks on BJP leaders and workers in Kashmir during the last 10 months.
On Thursday a police personnel was martyred during an attempted attack on the BJP leader Anwar Khan’s house in Naugam, Srinagar, three days before two BJP councilors and a policeman were killed in the militant attack in Sopore.
In the last 10 months in Kashmir, around a dozen of BJP workers have been killed in various militant attacks across valley.
On July 8, 2020, militant killed BJP leader Wasim Bari in Bandipora with his father Bashir Ahmed and brother Umar Sultan in his house.
Wasim’s father and brother were also BJP workers.
About a month after this, BJP leader Abdul Hameed Najar was also killed in a militant attack on 9 August 2020 in Ompora, Budgam.
Three days before the assassination of Abdul Hameed Najar in Budgam, On August 6, Sajad Ahmad Khande, a sarpanch belonging to the BJP was killed in a militant attack in Vesu Qazigund.
After this, Sardar Bhupendra Singh, chairman of the BJP-backed Block Development Council in Budgam was murdered on 23 September 2020 by militants outside his house.
On 29 October 2020, three BJP workers, Fida Hussain Yattu, Umar Rashid Baig and Omar Ramadan Hajjam, were also kidnapped and killed by militants in Kulgam.
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