J&K BJP writes to party chief Nadda after spurt in attack on workers

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Amid rise in attacks on BJP workers and leaders in Kashmir, the J&K BJP unit has shot a letter to party high command in New Delhi seeking separate “safe accommodations” at all districts across the Valley to prevent further attacks.

In this regard, J&K BJP General Secretary (Organization) Ashok Koul has written a detailed letter to party’s national president JP Nadda and sought safe accommodation for the party leaders in every district of Kashmir. Koul has also appealed to BJP workers not to venture out of their homes unnecessarily till proper and safe accommodations come up in their respective districts.

Talking to NVI, Koul said that the attack on yet another BJP worker at Ompora, Budgam today is unfortunate. “I have discussed the issue with the party chief JP Nadda. I have also written a letter to him seeking safe accommodations for party workers and leaders in each district of Kashmir. We don’t want our leaders, workers and activists to become an easy prey for militants,” Koul said, adding that there should be a building in each district where 50 to 60 BJP workers, activists and leaders would be accommodated.

“The building should be provided fool-proof security cover and every single worker or a leader should go out along with proper security cover,” Koul said.

BJP’s J&K spokesman Altaf Thakur also said that providing safe accommodations to the workers and leaders of BJP is need of the hour. “All the safe accommodations at district level should have security cover. No worker should venture out without personal security cover and without informing the purpose of his/her visit to the concerned police station,” Thakur said.

A senior police officer said that they are working out a plan and the suggestion put forth by the J&K BJP leader about safe accommodations at district headquarters is also being looked into seriously.

It is pertinent to mention here that in the past six days, three BJP workers were attacked by terrorists, of which one died and two are battling for life. On July 8, militants killed BJP leader Waseem Bari, his brother Omar Sultan and their father Sheikh Bashir Ahmed at Muslimabad area in Bandipora.