Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said militants “will only have themselves to blame” if security forces hit them harder than before after the Centre’s peace initiative ends.
On May 16, the Union government directed security forces not to launch counter-insurgency operations during Ramadhan but said they reserve the right to retaliate if attacked.
“With the militant organisations doing their best to make sure the ceasefire is a failure they will only have themselves to blame if the security forces come back at them even harder when the ceasefire ends,” Abdullah tweeted.
He was reacting to the two militant attacks in South Kashmir’s Anantnag and Pulwama districts in which two policemen were killed and six other security personnel were injured.
Abdullah said those who killed the policemen in Pulwama “deserve nothing but eternal flames of hell”.
And that too on the night of Shab-e-Qadr. The killers of these police personnel deserve nothing but the eternal flames of hell & that is where they are destined to find themselves. Condolences to the families of the deceased,” he said on Twitter
Abdullah condemning the attack on a police guard post in Pulwama, expressed solidarity with the families of Selection Grade Constables GhulamRasool Lone and Ghulam Hassan Wagay who laid down their lives in the line of duty.
Extending his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families, the National Conference Vice President said “this was an act of cowardice and barbarity where two brave policemen were mercilessly killed on the holiest of the holy nights in Ramadhan.
NC General Secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar, Additional General Secretary Dr. Mustafa Kamal, Provincial President Nasir AslamWani, Zonal President South Kashmir Dr. Bashir Ahmed Veeri, Former MP GhulamNabiRatanpuri and District President PulwamaMohiuddin Mir have also strongly condemned this attack and expressed their solidarity with the bereaved families.