As two youth were killed in Army firing in Shopian on Saturday, the ruling People’s Democratic Party and opposition National Conference traded barbs on social media over “politics on bodies.”
Hours before killings in Gawonpora village of Shopian, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufi took to Twitter to condemn a bomb blast in Kabul that left over 40 people dead.
“I strongly condemn the suicide car bomb attack in Afghan capital. We all must unite to vanquish this nexus of terror. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims & their families,” Mehbooba Mufti tweeted.
Quoting Mehbooba’s tweet, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah wrote on the social media site that while “the violence in Kabul is tragic. It’s even more unfortunate when you can find words here & and have none for the civilians killed in Shopian today @MehboobaMufti. You need to sort out the people managing your account.”
Omar’s tweet drew a response from PDP Youth President, Wahidur Rehman Parra, who accused the National Conference of playing “politics on bodies.”
“Magisterial inquiry has been ordered and within 15 days report to be submitted. Every innocent death needs to be condemned,” Parra wrote, to which Omar replied: “You do as bad a job running her twitter account as she does running the government. BTW your boss has based her ENTIRE career on doing politics over dead bodies.”