‘Architect of operation All-out using dead militants to appease voters’: Omar
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday continued to visit the families of militants in southern districts and urged Governor Satya Pal Malik to direct the police and others forces not to harass the families of militants.
This is for the second time in the recent that PDP president visited the families of militants since December 30, 2018. On Sunday, Mehbooba visited Patipora village in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district where she met the family of a militant.
After meeting the family, Mehbooba had alleged said the militant’s sister along with her husband and another brother were “mercilessly” beaten up in police custody.
In this afternoon, Mehbooba visited the residence of a slain militant, Muhammad Idrees Sultan who was affiliated with Hizb-ul-Mujahideen in Safanagri village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.
Mehbooba met with the family following which she urged Governor Malik to direct the police and other forces not to harass the militant’s family.
She said that police is disciplined force and don’t want to harass the families of militants, but “it seems that there are directions from somewhere due to which such actions are taking place.”
“When I was Chief Minister, I also directed the police and other forces in Manigam not to harass the families of militants when you are dealing with the militants,” she said, impressing upon the Governor Satya Pal Malik to direct police and other forces engaged in anti-militancy operations not to harass families of militants.
Mehbooba in a tweet added that in case the initiative of ceasefire taken by her could have sustained, many more precious lives would have been saved.
She said that no mother wants her son to pick up a gun, saying that harassing the families of militants is not going to help the situation.
“No mother wants her son to pick up a gun and lose his life in the prime of his youth. Therefore harassing the family is not going to help the situation. Had my initiative of cease fire sustained many more precious lives would have been saved,” she tweeted.
In her another tweet, Mehbooba said that no force or military can help to win the war with the people.
“No force or military can help us win this war with our people. Only affection of mothers and family will help reclaim our own generation in rage,” Mehbooba tweeted.
Reacting over her frequent visits to the families of militants, former chief minister and National Conference (NC) Vice President, Omar Abdullah in his tweets said that Mehbooba Mufti is using dead militants to try to appease the voters.
In his tweet, Omar termed Mehbooba as architect of “Operation All-out”, saying that by visiting the families of militants, she is trying to rehabilitate a badly damaged reputation.
“The architect of “Operation All-out” & the overseer of the operations that killed hundreds of militants since 2015 is now going from one militant home to the next trying to rehabilitate a badly damaged reputation,” Omar tweeted.
Omar further added that Mehbooba appeased BJP by the deaths of militants and now she is using dead militants to appease the voters.
“She used militants by sanctioning their deaths to appease the BJP and now she uses dead militants to try to appease the voter. Just how gullible does she think people are?,” Omar tweeted.