Srinagar: A Peoples Democratic Party activist, who was shot at by suspected militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, has succumbed to injuries at a hospital here Monday, an official said.
Mohammad Jamal, who was shot at inside his residence at Zungalpora village Sunday night, succumbed to injuries at the SKIMS hospital, the official said.
PDP president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti condemned the killing of her party worker.
“Heartbreaking. Party workers in Kashmir put their neck on the line & have to suffer for their beliefs,” Mufti tweeted. “Ironic that such mindless violence is justified in the name of Islam in the month of Ramzan. Shame on these cowards who call themselves Muslims.”
Heartbreaking. Party workers in Kashmir put their neck on the line & have to suffer for their beliefs. Ironic that such mindless violence is justified in the name of Islam in the month of Ramzan. Shame on these cowards who call themselves Muslims. https://t.co/ud1IQzJmfu
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) May 20, 2019
Former IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal and CPI(M) leader M Y Tarigami also condemned the killing.
“The reckless killing of civilians at the hands of both the parties involved in the conflict continues unabated. Whether a civilian is killed by the bullet from one side or the other side, it is loss of precious human life,” Tarigami said in a statement.
“Whose ’cause’ is fulfilled by the killings of civilians? Unfortunately, it is a Kashmiri who is getting killed every day,” the CPI(M) leader added.