PDP MLA calls slain Kashmiri terrorists martyrs, gets panned

PDP MLA calls slain Kashmiri terrorists martyrs, gets panned

The ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) of Jammu and Kashmir got into a fresh controversy on Thursday after its lawmaker, Aijaz Ahmad Mir described terrorists as "our brothers and martyrs".

"We should not celebrate the killings of militants, it is our collective failure, we feel sad when our security forces are martyred as well, we should sympathize with parents of security jawans and with parents of militants as well", he added. The PDP leader, Aijaz Ahmad Mir, represents the Wachi Assembly Constituency in Kashmir's Shopian district.

"This house has to end the blame game over the killings", he said, and stressed that the Centre's special representative, Dineshwar Sharma should take the militants on board during dialogues. "It is our collective failure". Speaking to the media outside the Jammu and Kashmir assembly, the PDP leader added that people should sympathise with parents of the martyred. We should not glorify the killing of terrorists. These are questions the BJP and PDP need to answer.

"Terrorists and separatists are enemies of Kashmiris, Kashmir, development and peace". "How can they be someone's brother?"

J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti a day earlier had said that her government is working on convincing youth in the state to not go astray.

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NC leader Akbar Lone said PDP is the party of contradictions which on one hand kills militants, and on the other calls them "martyrs", NDTV reported.

Strongly condemning the PDP lawmaker's statement, Pradesh Bhartiya Janata Party demanded lodging of FIR against the Mir.

Pir however also sympathised with security personnel killed in the battle against terrorism.

In Delhi, BJP Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said militants and separatists could not be brothers. "We are happy that they are coming back".

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