In a yet another deplorable statement which insults our Pulwama martyrs, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti has called the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist who blew himself up killing 40 CRPF men in Pulwama in February a hopeless Kashmiri'.
Saying that the action by the suicide bomber shows "desperation and hopelessness" she has failed to condemn the terrorists who carried the attack
She has also continued with her pro-Pakistan line by praising Pakistan PM Imran Khan and did not hold the country accountable for its backing to Jaish-e- Mohammed.
Speaking to a foreign news media agency, Mufti said, "We saw a young Kashmiri boy - maybe he felt hopeless - who blew himself up resulting in the death of 40 CRPF personnel. This shows desperation and hopelessness among the youth."
When asked, "Do you think there is a risk of the situation worsening?" she said, "If we do not address the issues, the situation will worsen. We saw a young Kashmiri boy - maybe he felt hopeless - who blew himself up resulting in the death of 40 CRPF personnel. This shows desperation and hopelessness among the youth. It brought two nuclear powers on the brink of war. So we need to take care of it now. God forbid, if something like this happens again, I do not know what is going to happen because this time there was some kind of statesmanship shown by Pakistan PM Imran Khan by returning the pilot and trying to defuse the situation. Maybe it won’t happen next time. So we need to understand it and try to address the problem internally as well."
Mufti has been making controversial statements on the Pulwama terror attack.
Refraining to condemn Pakistan and its support to the terrorist organisation, she has been parroting Pakistan PM Imran Khan and even been espousing his stand to hold "talks on terror".
In another instance, where she showed her dismay towards Indian nationalism, she had also politicised the 'Jai Hind' rule of the Air India for its crew which required them to say the patriotic slogan after the end of every flight.
In a tweet, the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister said that the 'josh of patriotism' has reached the skies ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. The tweet read: Little surprise that with General Elections around the corner, the josh of patriotism hasn’t even spared the skies.