Srinagar: A day after four policemen were martyred in a cowardly attack carried out by the terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad, a Jammu and Kashmir politician made a shocking comment insulting the braves of the nation.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesperson Rafi Ahmad Mir on Saturday said there was nothing wrong in offering condolences to the local militants.
Speaking to ANI, the PDP leader said, “Every death, be it a militant or a policeman, we condemn it. Militants are our brothers; we would visit their homes on death as it is a religious obligation. Following the PDP policy, I would visit the family of a slain militant for condolences. Whether it is a CRPF man or our local militant, there is no bar on offering condolences. However, it depends on the security situation; sometime we can go and sometimes not.”
Four policemen on patrol duty were killed when an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by militants went off in Sopore town in north Kashmir today, an official said.
Militants had planted the IED near a shop in a lane between the ‘Chotta Bazaar’ and ‘Bada Bazaar’ in Sopore in Baramulla district, the official said.
The policemen were patrolling the area in view of a separatist-sponsored strike there.
Five CRPF men were killed on December 31 when heavily armed terrorists carried out a suicide attack on a camp of the paramilitary force in Pulwama in south Kashmir.