A National Conference (NC) lawmaker has asked Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to follow the example of her predecessor Omar Abdullah and “apologize” for civilian killings in Kashmir.
“Our sisters were martyred but, despite being a woman herself, Mehbooba ji did not say anything She should talk . Just like Omar Abdullah apologized on the floor of the assembly and said he felt responsible (for the killings),” Abdul Majeed Larmi told reporters in Kulgam .
He said Mufti should “break silence” on the “martyrdom of 250 youth since the martyrdom of Hizb commander Burhan Wani”.
Larmi alleged that Mehbooba was working on directions from Nagpur, referring to RSS headquarters, “to save her chair”.
Nearly 100 people were killed and thousands injured by government forces amid months of curfew and shutdowns in Kashmir following the killing of Hizb commander Burhan Wani on July 8 last year.
Speaking in the Legislative Assembly earlier this year, Omar had said Mehbooba had no right to “remain in chair” if she was not willing to take responsibility for the “2016 turmoil in Kashmir.”
“I get disturbed and upset when I think of 2010 unrest, only my God knows how I feel,” Omar had said, adding that he never blamed Pakistan for the situation, neither criticised the opposition, nor took action against the officers, but owned the moral responsibility.
”I was in chair at that time, so it was my duty and responsibility to take care of the situation,” he had said, referring to the killings of nearly 120 people by government forces amid months of protests and government clampdowns during 2010.