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J&K BJP Leader, Brother Shot Dead By Militants In Kishtwar

Jammu and Kashmir BJP state secretary Anil Parihar and his brother Ajit Parihar were shot dead by unidentified militants in Kishtwar.

J&K BJP Leader, Brother Shot Dead By Militants In Kishtwar
J&K BJP state secretary Anil Parihar was shot dead by unidentified militants in Kishtwar. | Outlook Photos
J&K BJP Leader, Brother Shot Dead By Militants In Kishtwar
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2018-11-01T23:01:41+05:30

Jammu and Kashmir BJP state secretary Anil Parihar and his brother Ajit Parihar were on Thursday shot dead by unidentified militants in Kishtwar.

BJP state president Ravinder Raina confirmed their killing.

Raina said the brothers were returning home after closing their shop when the miltants fired at them.

Raina said both of them were rushed to the hospital where doctors declared them dead.

Their killings have evoked protests in the district. Reports said several Hindus reached the hospital and raised anti-goverment slogans.

A curfew has been imposed in Kishtwar town as a security measure.

Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in th Prime Minister's Office, said he is rushing to the spot.

Former chief minister Omar Abdullah also expressed his condolences. "Very sad news. My condolences to Anil & Ajit Parihar’s family & colleagues. May their souls rest in peace," he said in a tweet.

Anil Parihar was working with the BJP since 1990.

This is the first attack on any political leader in Jammu since the Modi government came to power.

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