Release relatives of slain militant of Waripora Kulgam or be ready to face upsurge in militancy: Mehbooba to Police

Former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti Monday warned police that if the relations of a militant killed long back are not released; more youth would pick up the gun and the situation could resultantly become vulnerable.

Addressing an election rally at Waripora Kulgam, Mehbooba said, “Relations of a slain militant detained by police should be released immediately as otherwise more youth would pick up guns and the situation could become more vulnerable for the government.”

“What for the relations of a slain militant are being detained?,” she asked.

Hitting out at BJKP president Amit Shah for reiterating his party’s stand to scrap Article 370, Mehbooba warned that any such offensive measure would sever ties of Jammu and Kashmir and its accession with the union of India. She said the identity and special status of the Jammu and Kashmir is directly linked to the ongoing parliamentary elections in the State. (KNS)

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