Twitter Trends #MuslimLivesMatter After Terrorists Kill BJP Leader Sheikh Wasim In J&K

Sheikh Wasim (2)

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.”

Sheikh Wasim (1)
Courtesy: Twitter

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.