At a time when terrorists have resorted to abducting family members of police personnel in South Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, the former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister has resorted to equating terrorists and security forces in the same bracket.
Taking to Twitter, the former Chief Minister and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader said that “Terrorists and forces victimising each other’s families is highly condemnable and marks a new low in our situation. Families shouldn’t become casualties and made to suffer for something they have little control over,”
Militants and forces victimising each other’s families is highly condemnable and marks a new low in our situation.Families shouldn’t become casualties and made to suffer for something they have little control over.
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) August 31, 2018
PDP’s latest comments came hours after terrorists abducted seven relatives of policemen from various parts of South Kashmir. Unconfirmed reports cited that the number of abducted individuals could be 11 but news agency PTI cited that the police officials were trying to ascertain the reports of abductions.
“Some incidents of abduction have come to the notice of police in South Kashmir. We are ascertaining details and circumstances. In due course it shall be placed in public domain,” a police spokesman told news agency PTI.
“11 abductions! This is a very worrying reflection of the situation in the valley… What’s worse is the selective outrage – people/leaders who are so vocal about alleged security force excesses are silent about these abductions,” former CM and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said in a tweet.