A former Member of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly said that the growing attacks on pro-India parties in by militants was retaliation to ransacking of their houses by government forces.
“You have seen that forces ransacked houses of militants in parts of south Kashmir especially in Tral and Shopian. Kitchen and bathroom ware was damaged by the forces,” Ghulam Mohiudin Mir, who is a leader from the opposition National Conference said.
He said that there was no hand of family, may it be brother, sister, father or mother, in making of a militant.
“Therefore, there is no justification in ransacking of their houses. The action by the government forces has shrunk the political activities of the mainstream parties as militants have now started to retaliate by attacking the houses of mainstream parties being soft targets,” he said, adding “Now you see houses of army soldiers and policemen have also been attacked.”
The National Conference leader who represented the Rajpora constituency, in Shopian district, as a lawmaker, said: “It clearly demonstrates that militant action is in retaliation to the ransacking of their houses by forces.”
Mir also said that government has completely failed in normalizing the situation and “it actually deteriorates with every passing day.” “In fact whatever government has done it has only brought miseries for people”, he said, adding, “The ruling Peoples Democratic Party government has even failed to provide security to its workers and MLAs. In such a scenario, you can imagine the condition of opposition mainstream,” he said.