Union Minister Lashes out at Omar Abdullah for Criticizing Security Forces, Read here


Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh on Saturday said security forces were soft targets of Kashmiri politicians who won’t criticize militants fearing they would strike back.

The BJP MP from Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir was reacting to a tweet by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, sharply criticizing security forces for mowing down a protester under a vehicle in Srinagar on Friday.

Abdullah asked if the government’s “ceasefire means no guns, so use jeeps”.

The Union Minister said: “This exposes the double standards of Kashmir centric politicians.

“Security forces are soft targets for these politicians but they can’t speak against the militants as they can strike back.”

He said the criticism of security forces who risk their lives protecting the country was “unfortunate”.

BJP leader and Union Minister Jitendra Singh, reacting on Omar’s tweet, said that nothing is more condemnable than an attack on security forces. There has been a practice in Kashmir centric political circles to make security forces a soft target but they don’t have courage & conviction to call a terrorist, terrorist.

Jammu and Kashmir Police took to Twitter to reply to criticism over the incident. “There is also a difference in presenting before the audience/readers/followers ‘a selective picture’ and not a ‘chain of pictures presenting the whole scene’,” the state police tweeted.

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