New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday strongly condemned the killing of J&K BJP worker Ghulam Mohammed Mir and said that there is no place for such violence in our country.

“Strongly condemn the killing of J&K BJP leader Ghulam Mohammed Mir. His contribution towards strengthening the party in J&K will always be remembered. There is no place for such violence in our country. Condolences to his family and well-wishers,” Modi tweeted.

Mir (60) was allegedly shot dead by terrorists in south Kashmir’s Nowgam in Verinag on Saturday. He was immediately shifted to a hospital where he was pronounced brought dead.

NC leader and former Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah had also condemned his (Mir) killing. “Ghulam Mohd Mir, office bearer of the BJP in South Kashmir has been shot and killed in Nowgam, Verinag. I condemn this dastardly act of violence and pray for the soul of the departed, Allah Jannat naseeb karey,” Abdullah has tweeted.

Notably, Mir was attacked two days after a former BJP worker was shot at and injured by some unidentified men in the Kachmulla village of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The victim Abdul Rashid is currently undergoing medical treatment.