Thousands of people today attended that funeral prayers of BJP youth wing leader Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) leader Gowhar Ahmad Bhat in south Kashmir's Shopian district.
The body of Bhat, who was killed by terrorists on Thursday evening, was found with the throat slit at Killora village. He was abducted by unidentified terrorists from a government hospital.
Officials said that he was an employee of the state government’s health department.
Bhat was district president of the BJYM.
Yesterday, the BJP and other political parties leaders had strongly reacted to the gruesome murder of Bhat.
In a series of tweets last night, BJP president Amit Shah condoled Bhat's death, saying terrorists could not stop the youth from choosing a better future.
"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," he tweeted.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to condemned the killing of Bhat. The Chief Minister expressed condolences with the bereaved family and appealed to all sections of society to come forward to end this cycle of violence in the state.
National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted, "How tragic. A young life snuffed out in such a heartless way just adds to the sense of shock. Allah jannat naseeb karey."
Bhat’s killing was the second such brutal murder by terrorists in Shopian in last three weeks. Earlier, school teacher Aijaz Ahmad Lone’s bidy was found with the throat slit. Terrorists alleged that Lone was an informer for security forces.