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BJP Kashmir leader killed along with his father and brother in Bandipora

11:17 AM | 9 Jul, 2020
BJP Kashmir leader killed along with his father and brother in Bandipora

SRINAGAR - Kashmiri militants have killed a pro-India politician along with his father and brother in Kashmir, police said.

This is a first significant attack against India's ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members in the disputed region, local media reported on Thursday.

According to a police statement, the gunmen fired at Sheikh Wasim Bari, a leader with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP party in northwestern Bandipora town on Wednesday night.

"During indiscriminate firing," Bari, his brother and father were injured but later died in hospital. Bari's brother and father also were BJP members," it added.

Police blamed freedom fighters fight against Indian rule in the Muslim-majority Himalayan region for the attack on Bari, who was an executive council member of the party in the region. He was reported to be 35 years old.

He helped the BJP to strengthen its base in the region and was considered the face of the party in Bandipora district.
Modi's BJP-led government last year revoked Muslim majority Kashmir's special autonomy to cement its grip over a region that has faced years of armed rebellion against Indian rule. Rebels have vowed to fight the change.

All 10 security guards of the BJP leader were arrested after the attack, said Kashmir Police Chief, Vijay Kumar.

According to police officials, at least two fighters fired at the three outside their home, which is about 100 metres from the town's main police station.

Government forces cordoned off the area and launched a search for the attackers, police said.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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