Kashmir lawyer shot dead at home

Panelist, writer and lawyer Babar Qadri was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen in Srinagar’s Hawal area on Thursday.

Qadri, in his early 40s, was rushed to the SKIMS hospital, where doctors declared him “dead on arrival.”

“I want to ask my son whether he wants to buried in Tangamarg or here (Srinagar),” his mother wailed infront of media.

Qadri appeared frequently as a panellist on TV debates.

Just three days ago he had tweeted a screenshot and requested the police to file a case against a Facebook user for spreading “wrong campaign” against him.

“I urge the state Police administration to register FIR against this Shah Nazir who has spread wrong campaign that I work for agencies. This untrue statement can lead to threat to my life,” Mr Qadri wrote in his last tweet.