A youth leader of the BJP was today killed by militants in south Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.
A police official said the body of Gowhar Hussain Bhat (30) was recovered from an orchard in Kiloora and he was killed by militants.
Bhat's throat was found slit. He was a resident of Bongam area in Shopian.
The police have registered a case and investigations are on, the official said.
Meanwhile, a BJP functionary said the deceased was associated with the party.
"Bhat was the district president of the BJP's youth wing," party's media in-charge for Kashmir, Altaf Thakur, said here.
He said Bhat had been associated with the party for over two years.
BJP president Amit Shah condoled the death of the party's youth wing leader.
Shah said terrorists cannot stop the youth from choosing a better future.
Terrorists must realise that they cannot stop the youth of the valley from choosing a better future for themselves.— Chowkidar Amit Shah (@AmitShah) November 2, 2017
"Pained to learn about the brutal murder of our @BJYM District President Gowhar Ahmed in Shopian, J&K. My deepest condolences to his family. Terrorists must realise that they cannot stop the youth of the valley from choosing a better future for themselves," Shah wrote in a series of tweets.
BJP stands firmly with the family of martyr Gowhar Ahmed in this moment of immense grief, Shah tweeted.