Srinagar, August 3: Tuesday’s petrol bomb attack on J&K Education Minister Naeem Akhtar was the most recent attack depicting how things in the valley have spiralled out of control. Naeem Akhtar has not been the lone target. Rural development Minister Abdul Haq’s cavalcade was attacked a day after Naeem Akhtar’s and another PDP MLA, Khalil Band elected from Pulwama, has been critical since July 18.
Mehbooba Mufti had to face anti-India slogans when she visited the Government Women’s college in Srinagar.
The J&K police have had to face attacks on their residences, which has largely not been reported by the local media.
The CM has instructed cops to remain invisible from the roads and streets. This, according to her, said sources, would douse the anger of protesters. A senior police officer, on condition of anonymity, said Mehbooba even instructed the police to apologise to the Kashmiri youth for the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. “The CM’s appeasement policy has set the entire valley on fire. There’s no law and order, with everybody feeling insecure,” the officer said.
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