JAMMU, Aug 22: Bharatiya Janata Party (NJP) national president Amit Shah said today that extremists can’t stop the youth of Kashmir from choosing better future for themselves and declared that cycle of violence (in the Kashmir valley) won’t last long.
Shah was reacting to the killing of BJP worker Shabir Ahmad Bhat in Pulwama district of South Kashmir last night after kidnapping him from his residence.
Shah described the killing of Bhat as an act of cowardice (by the terrorists).
“Anguished to learn about the killing of BJP Karyakarta, Shabir Ahmad Bhat by terrorists in Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir). This act of cowardice is highly condemnable. Extremists cannot stop the youth of Kashmir from choosing a better future for themselves. This cycle of violence won’t last long,” Amit Shah wrote on micro-blogging site twitter today.
“The sacrifice of our BJP Karyakarta will not go in vain. Entire BJP stands firmly with Shabir Ahmed Bhat’s family in this hour of grief. My deepest condolences, May God give his family the strength to bear this terrific loss,” Shah tweeted.
Shah’s tweets on the killing of BJP worker carried very clear warning for the terrorists. He delivered very significant message that the cycle of violence won’t last long.
Shabir Ahmed Bhat was kidnapped by suspected terrorists last night and his bullet-riddled body was found in the fields at Rakh-e-Litter area of Pulwama district in South Kashmir.
Meanwhile, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, reacted to Amit Shah’s tweets and while condemning the killing of Bhat on the occasion of Eid festival, batted for initiating of political process of reconciliation and dialogue.
“Only way to end this senseless cycle of violence is to initiate a political process of reconciliation and dialogue,” Mehbooba tweeted in response to Amit Shah.
She further said: “Find myself at a loss of words to condemn such a dastardly act on the occasion of Eid. No party worker irrespective of his political affiliations, deserves to be killed”.
Mehbooba had been batting for dialogue with Pakistan, separatists and other stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir to end the cycle of violence even when she was the Chief Minister, heading PDP-BJP coalition Government in the State. Out of power also, she has been toeing the similar line.