on Monday said violence will never win in Kashmir, as he condoled the death of a sarpanch who was shot dead in Anantnag district this evening.
Ajay Pandita, a Kashmiri pandit sarpanch of the Larkipora area in Anantnag district and a member of the Congress party, was shot dead by terrorists in his native village around 6 pm, the police said.
Rahul Gandhi said Pandita sacrificed his life for the democratic process in Kashmir.
"My condolences to the family and friends of
, who sacrificed his life for the democratic process in Kashmir. We stand with you in this time of grief. Violence will never win," he said on Twitter.