A BJP leader was shot at by terrorists in of Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam, said the police on Sunday. BJP leader Abdul Hamid Najar was immediately shifted to a hospital. Najar is the district president of Budgam BJP Other Backward Class (OBC) Morcha and is a resident of Mohiendpora area of Budgam in Central Kashmir. "Abdul Hamid Najar was fired upon by terrorists. He has been shifted to a hospital. He is a resident of Mohiendpora area of Budgam," said Amod Nagpure, Budgam SSP, Jammu and Kashmir Police. Attacks on BJP leaders have increased recently in the valley. On August 6, a BJP Sarpanch succumbed to injuries after he was shot by terrorists. Sajad Ahmad Khanday was shot near his home in south Kashmir's Kulgam. Recently, BJP-affiliated panchayat member Arif Ahmad Khan was shot at in Kulgam. In July, former Bandipora BJP chief Wasim Bari, his father and brother succumbed to their injuries after terrorists fired upon them.
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District president of Budgam's BJP Other Backward Class Morcha Abdul Hamid Najar was fired upon by terrorists on August 09. He has been shifted to a hospital. Attack on BJP leaders have increased recently in the valley. Earlier BJP gram panchayat leader was shot dead in JandK's Kulgam. BJP-affiliated panchayat member, Arif Ahmad Khan, was also shot in Kulgam district.
A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and sarpanch was shot dead by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. Sajad Ahmad Khanday was shot near his home in south Kashmir's Kulgam. Police said that the incident took place on Thursday. Terrorists fired at Khanday from close range at Vessu in Qazigund area. Khanday was rushed to a hospital in nearby Anantnag district where he was declared brought dead by doctors. The incident comes less than 48 hours after a BJP-affiliated panchayat member was shot at in Kulgam district. On Tuesday, terrorists had fired upon sarpanch Arif Ahmad Khan at Akhran Village. He had sustained an injury to his neck, the police had said. Khan is currently recovering from his injuries in hospital.
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Hours after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan raised the Kashmir issue in the 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 25, India promptly responded to Khan's comments and requested the United Nations for the floor to exercise Right to Reply in response to Pakistan's statements. Indian delegate Mijito Vinito, who had earlier walked out of the hall when Imran Khan's pre-recorded statement was played, presented India's stand. Mijito said, "Leader of Pakistan today called for those who incite hate and violence to be outlawed. But, as he went on, we were left wondering, was he referring to himself? This Hall heard incessant rant of someone who had nothing to show for himself, who had no achievements to speak of, and no reasonable suggestion to offer to world. Instead, we saw lies, misinformation, warmongering and malice spread through this Assembly.""This is the same country that provides pensions for dreaded and listed terrorists out of State funds. The leader, whom we heard today, is the same person who referred to the terrorist Osama Bin Laden as a "Martyr" in his Parliament in July. The same leader who spewed venom today admitted in 2019 in public in US that his country still has about 30,000-40,000 terrorists who have been trained by Pakistan and have fought in Afghanistan and in Indian Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is integral and inalienable part of India. Only dispute left in Kashmir relates to that part of Kashmir that's still under illegal occupation of Pakistan. We call upon Pak to vacate all those areas that it's in illegal occupation of," he added.
Jammu and Kashmir police has inducted a special Command Vehicle for anti-terrorist operations. "The vehicle is specially designed for operations sides, like encounters and disasters management. It has PTZ camera, which gives 360 degree view, we have 10 cameras inbuilt in this Command Vehicle. We can read the whole situation while sitting inside it. In the situation of emergency soldiers can stay in this vehicle for maximum 6 days," said Crisis Response Team (CRT) and Command Vehicle's In-charge, Damandeep Singh. There is also a mini kitchen inside it. Additional trolley house, toilet, washroom, powerhouse and storage are the other features of the Command Vehicle.
Since the late 1980s Pakistan's military establishment has used youth from Jammu and Kashmir to join its various terrorist proxies like Hizbul Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Taibah and Jaish-e-Mohammed, said the director of Amsterdam based think-tank, the European Foundation for South Asian Studies, Junaid Qureshi. Junaid told the UN that rejection of India was the slogan dictated to the youth of Kashmir as Islamabad's aim was Islamic Caliphate and merger of Jammu and Kashmir with Pakistan. He added, "Today, led by its Foreign Minister, Pakistan is demanding a return of the autonomy that Jammu and Kashmir had earlier enjoyed under the Indian Constitution. The same Constitution against which, it started this proxy war in which Kashmiris were massacred".
A sarpanch of J&K's Kulgam district was shot dead earlier this morning by suspected terrorists. Sajad Ahmad Khanday was also the BJP's district vice president for Kulgam. He was shot dead near his home..