BJP district youth president laid to rest

SRINAGAR: The funeral prayers of a BJP district youth president, whose throat-slit body was recovered on Thursday in south Kashmir, were offered at his native place in Shopian.
BJP youth president of Shopian district Gowhar Ahmad Bhat was killed by unidentified militants at Kellar in Shopian on Thursday.
A large number of people participated in the funeral prayers of Bhat at his native village in Boingam in Shopian on Friday morning.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, working president of National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah, BJP president Amit Shah, besides other political leaders have condemned the killing of Bhat.
The Chief Minister expressed condolences with the bereaved family and appealed to all sections of society to come forward to end this cycle of violence in the state.
“How tragic. A young life snuffed out in such a heartless way just adds to the sense of shock. Allah jannat naseeb karey,” Mr Abdullah, who is the former chief minister of the state, wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
“Pained to learn about the brutal murder of our @BJYM District President Gowhar Ahmed in Shopian, J&K. My deepest condolences to his family,” Mr Shah tweeted.
“Terrorists must realise that they cannot stop the youth of the valley from choosing a better future for themselves,” he added.