The BJP leader from Jammu and Kashmir, Shiekh Wasim, his brother, and father were killed by terrorists on Wednesday night at Bandipore district.
The family was attacked at around 9 pm while they were sitting outside a shop near a local police station. All three family members were injured and were taken to hospital where they were announced dead. The Jammu and Kashmir police tweeted after the incident,
“Terrorists fired on BJP worker Wasim Bari at Bandipora. During indiscriminate firing Wasim Bari, his father Bashir Ahmad, and brother Umer Bashir got injured and shifted to hospital but unfortunately, all the three succumbed to their injuries.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences to the family of Wasim. The incident is seen as a major security failure as Wasim was provided with security and none of the eight guards were present at the time.
The 10 Policemen have been arrested by the police and the police have identified the terrorists responsible for the attack. The terrorist group called The Resistance Front has claimed responsibility for the attack. According to the police, it is a front of Jaish, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen.
Soon after the incident, Twitter trended the Hashtag Muslim Lives Matter. Here are some of the tweets of the trend.
A patriotic muslim who supported bjp is no more. 👞 Extremists. pic.twitter.com/H2XnEhyAXO
— Pravin Raj (@SanghiPrince) July 9, 2020
— Arshi ali (@Arshial91706419) July 9, 2020
— Rum (@Rum22006073) July 9, 2020
— Reeshika🦋 (@ReeshikaRajpal) July 9, 2020
— Sahil (@Sahil23407015) July 9, 2020
Whenever any Community feels that their voice is being suppressed & they get scared, it means that the Govt. is failed to protect the #HumanRights.@PMOIndia @HMOIndia @CMOMaharashtra @rashtrapatibhvn #MuslimLivesMatter
— 𝐅𝐀𝐑𝐎𝐎𝐐𝐔𝐈 𝐋𝐀𝐖 𝐅𝐈𝐑𝐌 (@FarooquiLaw) July 9, 2020
His pic with the Indian National flag is enough to justify why he was killed. pic.twitter.com/KjEKIS8xtO
— Modi Ji Fan – राष्ट्रवादी 🇮🇳 (@INationalistIND) July 8, 2020
Terrorist has only one religion "TERRORISM" killing of our Indian brother #WasimBari and his family by Pakistani funded terrorists is an act of cowardness.
He was BJP's Bandipora district president. The only reason he was killed is because he love🇮🇳#MuslimLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/fl4663UDaj
— Sarthak (@GK_sarthak) July 9, 2020