A prominent lawyer-activist was fatally shot by assailants in the main city in Indian-administered Kashmir, police and the victim’s relatives said on Friday.

Iran PressAsia: Babar Qadri was shot on Thursday evening at his home in Srinagar by unidentified gunmen, police said.

Qadri’s relatives said two men came to his home and posed as his clients. As Qadri came out, they fired at him and fled, they said.

Qadri was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him dead, Al Jazeera reported.

Qadri, in his late 30s, was an outspoken debater on India’s television news channels where he would seek to defend Kashmir’s right to self-determination.

In one of the recent debates, he shouted "Down with India!" in a response to the chant "Down with Pakistan!" by the news channel’s anchor.

In recent days, Qadri was locked in a bitter feud with some lawyers about the work of the bar association.

Kashmir is no stranger to targeted killings since 1989. Hundreds have been killed in such ways and human rights groups have blamed Indian troops for covert killings.