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Jammu And Kashmir BJP State Secretary Anil Parihar And His Brother Shot Dead By Unidentified Gunmen

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Published:

Update at 11:26 PM: BJP party president Amit Shah condoles the death of Anil Parihar and his brother Ajit Parihar

Update at 10:51 PM: "We had got inputs that terrorists in Kishtwar had some serious agenda. This was a targeted killing", says J&K BJP chief Ravinder Raina

Update at 10:45 PM: Mobile Internet services suspended in Kishtwar district of Jammu division.

Update at 10:29 PM: Statement from BJP spokesperson Altaf Thakur: "BJP state spokesman Altaf Thakur has strongly condemned the killing of the party's state secretary for Kishtwar, Anil Parihar, and his brother Ajit Parihar in a cowardly and barbaric attack. Such attacks are highly condemnable and the police has been urged to nab the hands behind this dastardly act. Growing popularity of BJP across Jammu and Kashmir has frustrated many people."

Update at 10:21 PM: MoS PMO Dr Jitendra Singh tweets:

Update at 10:12 PM: Official notification regarding curfew in Kishtwar:

Update at 10:03 PM: Curfew imposed in Jammu's Kishtwar

Update at 9:58 PM: J&K BJP chief Ravinder Raina: This is a cowardly act. Anil Parihar fought the terrorists bravely. He always upheld the Indian flag even during the most turbulent times in the state. There was intelligence that 8-10 Pakistani terrorists had infiltrated. We approached higher authorities, but sometimes, we can falter in assessing intelligence reports. This attack could have been avoided.

Update at 9:51 PM: Former J&K CM Omar Abdullah tweets:

Jammu and Kashmir state secretary of the BJP Anil Parihar and his brother Ajit Parihar was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the state's Kishtwar district on Thursday. As per reports, they were shot from point-blank range with pistols. 

Even as the SSP is trying to reach the spot, he is facing tough resistance by the people. Meanwhile, MoS PMO Jitendra Singh is rushing to the spot. Further details are awaited.