Anantnag: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP on Sunday condemned the killing of BJP Muslim leader in Kashmir’s Nowgam area and said that his sacrifice would not go in vain. 

State BJP president Ravinder Raina said that Gul Muhammad Mir’s killing is a big loss to the nation. He also said that the Muslim leader was a brave man who always fought against Pakistani terrorists and till the last breath of his life served the motherland. 

The 60-year-old BJP district vice president was attacked at his home in Nowgam-Verinag area of Anantnag district late Saturday.  However, the gunmen have not been identified yet.

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Mir, who sustained injuries in the chest and abdomen, was rushed to the hospital but he was declared brought dead. 

Raina said Mir was known as Atal Bihari Vajpayee of Anantnag and was a great son of mother India. 

The martyrdom of Mir will not go in vain and all those coward Pakistanis (terrorists) will be neutralised very soon, he said and saluted the courage and patriotic zeal of the slain leader. 

BJP state spokesperson Brig (Retd) Anil Gupta said the killing of Mir is not only a dastardly act of terror but a sign of desperation of those forces who are scared of the growing numbers of nationalists in the valley. 

"Attack just a couple of days before polling is meant to scare political workers of BJP. Nationalist forces in Valley have become strong enough to thwart nefarious designs of those who are against democracy, he said. 

With PTI inputs