Just days after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ended its alliance with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir, party’s state chief Ravinder Raina has claimed that he is receiving threat calls from Pakistan. Speaking to news agency ANI, Raina alleged that he received a threat call from Karachi on Thursday as well.
According to Raina, he has taken up the matter with concerned authorities, including Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra. He said, “I have informed the concerned authorities and the Governor about the threats I have been receiving for the past few months. Even today I received a threat call from Karachi.”
I have informed the concerned authorities and the Governor about the threats I have been receiving for the past few months. Even today I received a threat call from Karachi: Ravinder Raina, BJP J&K state party chief pic.twitter.com/QyW08gFMka
— ANI (@ANI) June 21, 2018
The claims by the BJP leader comes just two days the party ended its alliance Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP, citing difference over handling of anti-terror operations and stand on dealing with separatists. Being the J&K BJP chief, Raina had played a significant role in the political development in the state.
Notably, terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir had last week killed Rising Kashmir editor-in-chief Shujaat Bukhari and Indian Army jawan Aurangzeb. Bukhari was killed by unidentified assailants in a busy locality in the heart of Srinagar. The police had later said that it was an act of terror.
Indian Army jawan Aurangzeb, who had been part of an encounter wherein top commanders of Hizbul Mujahideen were killed, was kidnapped by armed terrorists while returning from duty. Following a massive search operation, Aurangzeb’s bullet-ridden body was found by forces in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir.