Altaf Thakur strongly condemns killing of Sarpanch Sajad at Vessu, Kulgam

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Urges DGP, IGP to provide immediate security cover to Sarpanchs, Panchs, workers, under threat

Srinagar, Aug 6: In a press statement to INB News Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) J&K spokesman Altaf Thakur strongly condemned the killing of Sarpanch Sajad Ahmed Khanday by militants at Vessu area of Qazigund, Kulgam and termed it as a barbaric and inhuman act.

Thakur urged police to work out a security cover model for the Sarpanchs and Panchs of the BJP and other parties across Kashmir, who are vulnerable to attacks.

“Killing of Sajad is very unfortunate. He was our constituency president for Vessu. Attack on him is the second incident in the same area in the past three days. On August 4, militants fired at Sarpanch Arif Ahmed Shah in the same area who is battling for life at SKIMS, Soura,” Thakur said and appealed to the police top brass especially DGP Dilbagh Singh and IGP Kashmir to look into the issue and work out a security cover model for the vulnerable sarpanchs and panchs, especially those affiliated with the BJP.

“The list of Sarpanchs, Panchs and other activists who are vulnerable to militant attacks has already been submitted to the police. I urge the police top brass to immediately provide a security cover to those who are under threat,” he said in a statement issued here.

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