Srinagar: The unprecedented attack on CRPF men on Thursday which claimed 40 lives took place because of a huge intelligence failure, admits Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik admitted and accused mainstream politicians of supporting terror.
While speaking to the News18, Malik stated that “This is our carelessness that no checking was done on the highway where this incident happened. There was someone with a car full of explosives and we did not have a clue.”
“See Mehbooba Mufti’s statements in last 15 days. Any militant who dies, she goes to his house. In their frustration, they are saying all those things today that encourage terrorism,” said Malik while criticizing the role played by mainstream Kashmiri politicians in the valley.
Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Twitter said “Stunned at his refusal to acknowledge grave security lapse despite intelligence inputs. Why were 2000 CRPF men allowed to travel in a convoy? Is air travel only for political elites? Defies common sense. Easy to blame us. J&K under guv rule so he can’t abdicate responsibility.”
Stunned at his refusal to acknowledge grave security lapse despite intelligence inputs. Why were 2000 CRPF men allowed to travel in a convoy? Is air travel only for political elites? Defies common sense. Easy to blame us.J&K under guv rule so he cant abdicate responsibility. https://t.co/uLVGASerjo
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) February 15, 2019
BJP’s vocal Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy after the attack stated that BJP has failed in Kashmir and failed to properly retaliate. But he also added that BJP is capable of re-tooling itself and smashing Pakistan, and said that Kashmir should be the main issue of 2019 elections.
In the deadliest terror attack on security forces in Kashmir, around 40 CRPF personnel were killed on Thursday when their convoy was targeted in Pulwama district on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Coming down heavily on Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that those behind the Pulwama terror attack have committed a “grave mistake” and they will be “definitely punished”
He said that security forces have been given full freedom to carry out anti-terror operations to retaliate Pulwama terror attack, which claimed the lives of nearly 42 CRPF jawans.