J&K lawyer-activist shot dead in Srinagar | India News

SRINAGAR: A outstanding J&Okay top courtroom attorney identified for his activism and outspokenness on TV debates was once referred to as out of his Srinagar house on Thursday night and fatally shot from point-blank vary through two suspected terrorists on a motorcycle.
In what was once to be his remaining tweet, 39-year-old Babar Qadiri had posted a screenshot of a Fb change with an alleged troll and complained to the police on September 21 about being wrongly accused of “operating for businesses”. Tagging the Police Media Centre Jammu, he had written, “I beg the state police management to sign in (an) FIR… This unfaithful commentary may end up in danger to my lifestyles.”

Qadiri’s spouse’s father, Jamiat-e-Islami functionary Ghulam Qadir Wani, have been killed through terrorists some years in the past.
Resources mentioned Qadiri, too, have been going through repeated threats to his lifestyles since 2018, when a Pakistani web page insinuated that he was once enjoying a “double recreation”. This was once quickly after journalist Shujaat Bukhari was once shot useless through terrorists in Srinagar.
Qadiri, who was once shot within the head and different portions of his frame round 6.30pm, died whilst being taken to the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Clinical Sciences.
Until overdue within the night time, no outfit had claimed duty for the assassination. A senior authentic of J&Okay Police mentioned investigators have been exploring “more than a few angles” to determine who killed the attorney and why.
“The assassination of Babar Qadri this night is tragic & I unequivocally condemn it. The sense of tragedy is all of the extra as a result of he warned of the danger. Unfortunately his caution was once his remaining tweet,” former J&Okay leader minister and Nationwide Convention vice-president Omar Abdullah tweeted.
Apni Birthday party vice-president Ghulam Hassan Mir mentioned that through “silencing a attorney”, the killers had silenced “many sufferers of battle, too”.
“We now have been reiterating this undeniable fact that violence begets violence and use of the gun won’t ever reach the rest. The killing of a tender and promising attorney who represented individuals of the poorest, maximum marginalised portions of Kashmir on all of the boards to be had to him has a devastating have an effect on on get entry to to justice in Kashmir.”
Qadri is survived through his folks, spouse and two minor daughters. The circle of relatives lives within the Mirza Kamil neighbourhood of downtown Hawal.
A Srinagar-based block construction council (BDC) leader travelling to his ancestral village in central Kashmir’s Budgam with out his safety guards have been shot useless through terrorists overdue Wednesday.