Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condemned the killing of a BJP leader in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, saying there is no place for violence in the country.
Ghulam Mohammed Mir, district vice president of the BJP in Anantnag, was shot dead by terrorists at his home late on Saturday night.
"Strongly condemn the killing of @BJP4JnK leader Shri Ghulam Mohammed Mir. His contribution towards strengthening the party in J&K will always be remembered," PM Modi tweeted.
Extending condolences, he said, "There is no place for such violence in our country."
55-year-old Mir was popularly known as 'Atal' in his neighbourhood. He had contested assembly elections as the BJP's candidate from Anantnag. His security was withdrawn by the government in February.
Giving details, the police said three militants came to his house in Nowgam Verinag area and asked for the keys for his car. While driving the vehicle away, they pumped bullets into Mir.
This comes two days after a former BJP worker was shot at and injured by unidentified gunmen in Tral area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district. The injured was identified as 40-year-old Abdul Rashid Bhat alias Madan Lal, son of Ghulam Ahmad of Kuchmulla village in Tral.