Srinagar: People's Democratic Party (PDP) Pulwama district president Abdul Gani Dar succumbed to his injuries after being attacked by terrorists on Monday.
The PDP leader died while being treated in a hospital.
The terrorists targetted the PDP member when he was travelling in a vehicle near Pingalana village, about 30 km from Srinagar.
Dar was shifted to Srinagar for medical treatment but he succumbed to injuries.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, invoked former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to restore order in troubled state and said that talks are the only way to "move forward" but before that a "conducive atmosphere" needs to be created.
Mufti said the prime minister appears amenable to holding talks with stake holders in a bid to arrest the deteriorating situation in the Valley.
However, she cautioned, that "an atmosphere needs to be created" for a dialogue.
"Talks cannot happen amid stone pelting and firing of bullets," she told reporters after meeting the PM.
Clashes erupt as educational institutions re-open in J&K
As colleges and universities opened on Monday after a week in the Kashmir Valley, students again clashed with security forces and resorted to stone pelting, officials said.
Students of the SP College assembled on the Maulana Azad Road and started pelting stones on security forces causing blockade of one of the busiest roads in Srinagar.
Colleges opened in Kashmir today after a gap of five days as authorities shut higher educational institutions as a precautionary measure in the wake of valley-wide student protests last Monday against alleged highhandedness of security forces with students in Pulwama on April 15.