In response to reports that a Muslim BJP political leader was shot dead by terrorists in Kashmir, HAF Director of Public Policy Taniel Koushakjian offered the following statement:

“The Hindu American Foundation condemns the barbaric assasination of a Muslim political leader, Sheikh Wasim Bari and his father and brother, who together were all gunned down in cold blood in the Indian Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) by Pakistan-sponsored terrorists last night. Our prayers and condolences go out to the victim’s family and to his colleagues who are working to transform J&K and rid it of the scourge of terrorism.”

This latest killing comes just one month after the only Hindu elected official in the Kashmir Valley was also killed by Pakistan-backed terrorists.

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