Sarpanch shot dead by militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag

A sarpanch was shot dead by militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag on Monday. The victim, Ajay Pandita Bharti, was the sarpanch of Lukbawan village in the Larkipora area.

The 40-year-old village leader was a member of Congress party.

Iltija Mufti, former CM Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter, has condemned the incident via her mother’s social media account. “Terrible news.Condolences to the family. Shrinking political space in Kashmir has made political party workers all the more vulnerable. They are stuck between punitive actions of a vindictive government & militants on the other end,” Iltija Mufti said on Mehbooba Mufti’s Twitter account.

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