Srinagar: BJP protests against Shopian admin over ex-sarpanch killing

Srinagar,  BJP on Tuesday staged a protest in Srinagar against the recent killing of former Sarpanch Aijaz Ahmad Sheikh in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.

BJP Srinagar District President, Ashok Bhat, led the protest against the District Administration Shopian for its alleged neglect in safeguarding the former sarpanch .

BJP claims that Sheikh, who was shot dead on Saturday evening at Heerpora Shopian, was not given secured accommodation despite receiving threat calls.

The protest was held outside the party office in Srinagar and the protesters demanded a time-bound inquiry into the district administration Shopian’s failure to prevent this incident.

“We believe that the administration’s negligence led to the untimely death of Aijaz Ahmed Sheikh, and that is why we are calling for accountability and justice,” a BJP worker said.

After the killing of Sheikh, the BJP Kashmir unit has initiated protests across every district, expressing their discontent and demanding action.

The protesters have issued a stern warning to the administration, stating that if immediate action is not taken, the entire Kashmir unit will mobilise and march towards Shopian to stage a massive protest against the District Administration.

Ashok Bhat, speaking at the protest, emphasised the need for stringent measures to ensure the safety of BJP leaders and workers in the region. He called upon the authorities to take swift action and address the security lapses that have put the lives of political leaders at risk.