Injured PDP activist succumbs to injures
Srinagar: A Peoples Democratic Party activist, who was shot at by suspected militants in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, succumbed to injuries at a hospital here on Monday, an official said.
Mohammad Jamal, who was shot at inside his residence at Zungalpora village on Sunday night, succumbed to injuries at the SKIMS hospital, the official said.
Mohamed Jamal Bhat son of Mohamed Ismail Bhat resident of Zungalpora Kulgam was fired upon by unknown gunmen outside his house after which he was shifted to District hospital Kulgam from where he was referred to SKIMS where he breathed his last.
As per locals Jamal has been associated with PDP from decades and his two sons were working as polling agents during the recently concluded Parliamentary elections.
Jamal who is survived by three sons and three daughters besides his wife was laid to rest in his native village on Monday afternoon amid presence of hundreds of people.
PDP president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti condemned the killing of her party worker.
“Heartbreaking. Party workers in Kashmir put their neck on the line & have to suffer for their beliefs,” Mufti tweeted. “Ironic that such mindless violence is justified in the name of Islam in the month of Ramzan. Shame on these cowards who call themselves Muslims.”
Former IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal and CPI(M) leader M Y Tarigami also condemned the killing.
“The reckless killing of civilians at the hands of both the parties involved in the conflict continues unabated. Whether a civilian is killed by the bullet from one side or the other side, it is loss of precious human life,” Tarigami said in a statement.
“Whose ’cause’ is fulfilled by the killings of civilians? Unfortunately, it is a Kashmiri who is getting killed every day,” the CPI (M) leader added.