‘Party pays floral tribute to slain youth, stands firmly with his family in grief’
SRINAGAR, Nov 03: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) condemned the brutal murder of youth leader Gowhar Ahmad Bhat, who was found dead with his throat slit in Shopian district on Thursday evening.
The party leaders paid floral tribute to slain youth leader at Jawahar Nagar office here on Friday in which dozens of senior party leaders including Sham Chaudhury, minister for PHE Irrigation and Flood Control, Ashok Kaul General Secretary (Org), Dr Narendra Singh State General Secretary and Incharge Kashmir participated.
The party stands with the slain leader’s family at the time of grief and extended all possible support to the family.
Terming the slain leader dedicated, sincere and honest with integrity, Sham Chaudhury, Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, said Gowhar Ahmad was a true nationalist, who sacrificed his life for party. “His (Gowhar Ahmad’s) contribution to the party will be remembered for a long,” Chaudhury said.
Ashok Kaul, State General Secretary (Org) while paying his tribute to the slain leader said, Gowhar was a torch bearer for peace and prosperity, who played a vital role in peace building initiatives in Kashmir. Kaul termed his murder a big loss to the party.
“Tragedy struck at BJP. He paid the price of being hardcore nationalist. These sacrifices make our determination stronger,” Kaul said. Kaul also said: “Terrorists must realise that they cannot stop the youth of the Valley from choosing a better future for themselves.”
Dr Narendra Singh State General Secretary and Incharge Kashmir said he was shocked to learn about the brutal murder of BJYM district president Gowhar Ahmad in Shopian. My deepest condolences to his family,” Singh said, adding, BJP stands firmly with the family of Gowhar Ahmad in this moment of immense grief.
The BJP Kashmir also offered Fateh and prayed for the departed soul at party office.
Pic by, Shah Jehangir/FK
Present of the occasion were- state vice president Dr Darakshan Andrabi, Vice chairman SICOP Dr Ali Mohammad, Media Incharge Kashmir, Altaf Thakur, Mushtaq Noorabadi, Arif Raja, Asif Masoudi, Ashok Bhat, Bilal Parry, Ghulam Hassan Khan, Bashir Ahmad Bhat, MM War, Ashraf Azad, Manzoor Kulgami, Wasim Raja, Showkat Raja and others.