BJP Allowed Militancy To Re-Emerge: Omar

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SRINAGAR — Reacting sharply to Indian Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s claim that more militants were killed by forces in the state after BJP-led NDA came to power, vice-president of National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah said actually this tells the story of how the former’s government allowed militancy and violence to re-emerge in J&K, forcing the security forces to kill more ultras.

The former chief minister said Prasad should be embarrassed by these statistics not be claiming them as some achievement.

“Actually minister sahib this tells the story of how your government allowed militancy & violence to re-emerge in J&K forcing the forces to kill more (militants). You should be embarrassed by these statistics not be claiming them as some achievement,” Abdullah wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.

Prasad had said more militants were killed by security forces after the BJP came to power in the centre. “Number of militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir in 2012 was 72, 67 in 2013, 110 in 2014, 108 in 2015, 150 in 2016, 217 in 2017 and 75 till now in 2018. This is the story of efforts made during UPA and NDA regimes to fight militancy in J&K,” he added.  

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