Leaders cutting across party lines unequivocally condemned the killing of a Kashmiri Pandit on Tuesday by terrorists in South Kashmir's Shopian district.
One person belonging to the minority community, identified as Sunil Kumar, was killed and his brother injured after terrorists opened fire on civilians in an orchard in the Chotipora area of the district.
Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted:
Terribly sad news from South Kashmir today. An accident & a militant attack have left a trail of death & suffering. I condemn the militant attack in Shopian unequivocally in which Sunil Kumar was killed & Pinto Kumar injured. My condolences to the family.— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) August 16, 2022
People's Conference Chief Sajad Lone tweeted:
Yet another dastardly attack by coward terrorists in Shopian. We strongly condemn this heinous act of violence. My condolences to the family.— Sajad Lone (@sajadlone) August 16, 2022
BJP J&K spokesperson Altaf Bukhari in a statement said terror has no religion and terrorists should be punished.