National Conference seems to be troubled after the recent success of the security forces in eliminating several Pakistani terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. The politics of undermining India’s integrity for votes has once again come to the fore as party’s senior leader Bashir Ahmed Veeri said that if National Conference comes to power in the state, it will not allow Armed forces to conduct operations, reported Times Now.
Bashir Ahmed Veeri speaking to the media said that if the Omar Abdullah led National Conference is voted to power in Jammu and Kashmir, then it will stop all the operations conducted by the Army in the state. Shockingly, Bashir Ahmed Veeri termed the anti-terrorist operations conducted by the Indian Army against Pakistan backed terrorists as a ‘genocide.
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“On one hand, you call them misguided children, then your army murders them in broad daylight. You have deployed a brigade of an army to slaughter our children,” said NC leader.
Bashir Ahmed Veeri said that his party National Conference has always spoken of only one ideology and policy of respecting the rights and dignity of the people. Condemning the anti-terrorist operations being carried by the Indian Army, he said that the party will stand against any operations be it ‘all-out’ or ‘out-and-out’ carried out against the people of the state.
Earlier in August, Veeri had also branded Kashmiri terrorists as ‘Martyrs’.
It is notable here that after countless attacks on security personnel by vicious stone pelters in Kashmir, who not only target them with stones and Molotov cocktails but also use children as human shields, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat had announced last year that the anybody interfering in an anti-terrorist operation will be treated as a terrorist.
Mobs of stone pelting jihadis are often mobilized in the state to provide cover for hiding terrorists and help them escape. Recently in Pulwama, a mob had gathered and pelted stones at soldiers engaged in a fierce gun battle with three terrorists of Hizbul Mujahideen. In the altercations that followed, eight of the stone pelters were killed in retaliatory action. Leaders of National Conference, PDP have expressed shock over it and have been portraying such incidents as Indian Army’s action against Kashmiri people.
Undercover operations by the media have also revealed in the past that stone pelting and then claiming victimhood is a part of the ecosystem in the state that fans pro-Pakistan and separatist narrative. Many stones pelters had admitted that they are paid anything between Rs 5000 to 7000 a month and given shoes and clothes to throw stones at Indian security personnel.
The state of Jammu and Kashmir is under the President’s rule following the fall of the government and state assembly elections are to be held soon.