PDP Leader Abdul Gani Dar Shot Dead In Pulwama

From Times-Of-India:
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) district President for Pulwama Abdul Gani Dar succumbed to his injuries after he was shot by suspected terrorists at south Kashmir's Pinglan area of Pulwama district.

"Gani was heading towards Srinagar when suspected terrorists opened fire on him between Pahoo and Pinglan villages,"a senior police official said.

"He was shifted to a SMHS hospital in Srinagar where he succumbed to bullet injuries," the official added.

'He was brought dead," Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital, Srinagar, Dr Nazir Chaudhary said.

According to the reports, Gani was shot in the chest.

Before joining PDP on November 1, 2014, Dar has been associated with Congress party at various capacities.

This was second attack on PDP leaders in last two weeks.

The attack comes close on the heels of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi+ and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

The Chief Minister after meeting Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured that within two-three months the situation in the Valley would definitely improve.

"In a period of two-three months, you will see a changed Jammu and Kashmir. Next few months are really crucial for us. We will first restore the normalcy, than we will talk. This issue is as
old as 70 years," Mufti said.

Mufti further appealed to the media to help in restoring peace in Jammu and Kashmir.

Mufti also asserted that the ruling dispensation at the Centre must follow the footsteps of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and reach out to the disillusioned and angry youth so as
to restore a peaceful atmosphere for governance.

Talking to the media after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mehbooba said a conducive atmosphere was required for talks and governance.

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