Swamy castigates Mehbooba
New Delhi: Condemning the statement of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for urging the police not to attack militant families, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Subramanian Swamy on Thursday rejected her statement.
Mehbooba while speaking at the passing out parade of recruits at the police training centre in Ganderbal district, had said, “Militants kill people, police and burn their houses. But the security forces or police should not attack the families of militants as they attack theirs.”
“Police must maintain the difference,” she added.
Lashing out at Mehbooba, Swamy said, “She cannot give fatwa. She has given an opinion. Opinion should be rejected. If terrorist are hiding in one place, they have to be attacked. There is only one answer to terrorism, elimination.”
Pertinently, her statements had come hours after Hizbul commander Riyaz Naikoo issued a warning to police against attacking the families of militants in Kashmir.