Asked about the political killings, Azad said, “The killing of political workers and civilians of other parties across the country is atrocious. This is happening in Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala and across the country. It is most unfortunate that people are being targeted by militants. The atmosphere across the country is getting vicious.”
On the video of militants questioning a Congress worker at gunpoint in Shopian, the senior Congress leader said, “Militants are the most notorious class in J&K and across the country and globe. It is very sad and I strongly condemn it. Such things should not be tolerated and I am sure the security forces, sooner or later, will be able to apprehend such persons and take them to task. Unfortunately, this may be done not by terrorists but by other political parties.”
A video has gone viral on the social media showing a Congress worker being held at gunpoint by terrorists, who are making him take a pledge that he would not work with any political party in future.