Opposition corners govt over security situation

Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and opposition National Conference leader Omar Abdullah Wednesday slammed his successor Mehbooba Mufti over her silence on security situation in the state.

While speaking during the Zero Hour Omar, who is also Leader of Opposition, said security is a major issue and concern of people in the state. “But the government is silent on it.

Chief Minister should inform the House about the prevailing situation in the state,” he demanded.

“We get information about what has been happening from the last week through media. Chief Minister barely visits the House. We want to know about the security situation,” he said. “Newspapers in Delhi are reporting that BSF is replacing CRPF. We don’t whether this true. We want to hear from you (Mehbooba Mufti).”

The Opposition parties cornered the government over the security situation in the state post Pampore attack that left eight CRPF men and over 21 others wounded. They alleged that the government was silent over the issue when reports were appearing in media that New Delhi was mulling different strategies following the Pampore attack.

“Teams from Home Ministry and Defense Ministry have already visited the state to assess situation. But it appears that our government is less concerned about it,” NC MLA Ali Mohammad Sagar said.

CPI-M MLA, M Y Tarigami joined NC and expressed his concern over the security situation.
The Minister for CAPD Choudhary Zulfikar Ali informed the House that situation is being assessed by the government. “Government is concerned about the security situation.

Situation is being assessed. But since the issue being sensitive, everything can be discussed in the House,” Ali said.

However, the minister’s reply infuriated the Opposition. Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said that “it is basically a proxy war which is being fought. Government will come up with a detailed statement about the security situation in the state on Thursday,” Singh said.
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