Militants kill politician from Modi’s party
Militants shot dead a local leader of India’s ruling party in Kashmir on Wednesday, police said, an attack that could increase tensions in the region. The militants fired at Waseem Bari, a former district chief of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party in the Bandipora district in northern Kashmir, police said. Mr Modi’s government last year revoked Muslimmajority Kashmir’s special autonomy to cement its grip over a region that has faced years of militancy and unrest. Militants have vowed to fight the change. Ten members of Bari’s security detail were arrested after the gun attack, said Kashmir Police Chief Vijay Kumar.