Over a period of two days, 11 family members of the police personnel in Jammu and Kashmir were abducted in Shopian, Kulgam, Pulwama, and Anantnag. Pertaining to the abductions former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir took to Twitter and lumped terrorists and forces together and accused them of victimizing each other's families.
Speaking exclusively to Republic TV, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (NC) Party leader Farooq Abdullah said that Mufti should not have said what she did. "The policeman's job is to protect law and order and if their families are targeted, we should be more favorable towards the families," he said.
Farooq Abdullah also urged the militants from continuing with such activities saying that it was time that they stopped. " Enough is enough we've had a lot of bloodsheds everywhere. Time has come and they should stop" he said. Adding to this, the senior NC leader also said that people of the country should stop indulging in activities that might bring the morale of the police force down.
Earlier today, in a tweet, Mufti sided with the terrorists of the state and compared them forces and accused of victimizing each other's families.
Meanwhile, another former J&K CM, Omar Abdullah, has called out what he has called the 'selective outrage' of those who slam the security forces for 'excesses' but are silent on the abductions.
The politicisation comes against the backdrop of the abduction of 11 family members of police personnel by terrorists in the last two days. The number of abducted family members currently stands at 10 as 1 has been freed in Pulwama.
The abductions came hot on the heels of the NIA arresting Syed Shakeel Ahmad, son of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) leader Syed Salahuddin, from his home in Srinagar in a terror funding case. A day before that, HM and Jaish terrorists had attacked and martyred four J&K police personnel, including one SPO, at Shopian as they were repairing their vehicles. The terrorists decamped with the police officers' rifles. A few hours before that, two Hizbul terrorists, including a commander Altaf Ahmad Dar, were neutralised in an operation in Anantnag's Muniward.
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