Srinagar, November 2,2017: Suspected militants killed a youth leader in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian on Thursday, police said.
The body of Gowhar Ahmad Bhat, with its throat slit, was found in a village in Shopian, a police statement said.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah condoled Bhat’s death, calling him a “martyr”.
“Pained to learn about the brutal murder of our BJYM District President Gowhar Ahmed in Shopian, J&K. My deepest condolences to his family,” Shah said in a series of tweets.
“BJP stands firmly with the family of martyr Gowhar Ahmed in this moment of immense grief. Terrorists must realise that they cannot stop the youth of the valley from choosing a better future for themselves,” he said.(IANS)
BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said that the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was “very necessary” and added that the government was working on building a consensus with stakeholders in the northeast.
Addressing the media here, Amit Shah also said that the government had brought the bill after much thought and Home Minister Rajnath Singh was holding consultations with various people to address the opposition to the issue.
“There are two sides of a coin. There are decisions that some like and some don’t… The fate of huge number of refugees can’t be kept hanging in the balance and we are firm on it,” he said.
Asked what would be the BJP’s stand if suggestions come to withdraw the Bill as it has created unrest in the entire northeast, Amit Shah said: “Home Minister is holding discussions with political parties. Discussion with some parties have already taken place. If consensus emerges, we will definitely move ahead but the Citizenship Bill is highly necessary for the country.”
The Bill seeks to grant Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan who entered India before December 31, 2014.
Political parties and civic groups in the northeast say if this is implemented, “outsiders” will overwhelm the local population.
The BJP President was also committed to build a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya.