Police has issued “security advisory to several BJP activists” across the Kashmir valley, especially in south Kashmir asking them to remain cautious or migrate from their respective villages to safety.
Police issued the advisory keeping in view recent spate of attacks on political activists, especially BJP activists in Kashmir.
Rising Kashmir has learnt that around 30 BJP workers including constituency heads of 16 assembly segments of south Kashmir and other block and district level presidents have shifted to Srinagar.
“Some of them have been accommodated in government quarters and hotels while many are managing on their own in private houses,” a BJP leader, who has shifted to the summer capital, told Rising Kashmir.
Another BJP leader said the list of 30 BJP activists was forwarded to the office of ADGP Security Wing by former minister and MLA, Chander Prakash Ganga.
“In the list, eight BJP workers were listed as the first-line party functionaries while the rest 22 were listed as second-line party activists but none has been provided any security,” said a group of BJP functionaries who have taken refuge in Srinagar.
These BJP leaders pleaded that their names should not appear in newspapers.
“I received a call from the security wing to remain cautious. They issued security advisory to me. Similar security advisory calls have been made to various other BJP functionaries,” a BJP leader told Rising Kashmir.
Additional Director General Police (ADGP) Security, Muneer Ahmad Khan told Rising Kashmir that various BJP leaders in Kashmir had been provided the security according to the threat perception.
“I won’t be able to share the number of BJP workers who have been given the security. Once the offices open, I can share the details. We are also formulating the list,” he said.
Meanwhile, BJPs district president Minority Morcha Srinagar, Salinder Singh (45) said that on Tuesday evening around 10:30 PM, three masked youth banged the door of his rented accommodation at Alochi Bagh here in Srinagar.
“I could only see their shadow. As they tried to break the door, I barged out through the back side of the house and fled,” he told Rising Kashmir.
“I live at a government accommodation but that night I had gone to Alochi Bagh where I have a personal rented accommodation. After the incident, I have stopped going there. I informed the BJP high command about it. Police and its CID Wing came here and took information,” he said.
On Sunday last, suspected militants shot at and critically injured a local BJP leader, Zubair Ahmad Parray in the same Alochi Bagh locality.
He was attacked at his crockery shop and is now battling for life at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) Hospital.