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Wasn't killing of 6 police personnel by militants enough: BJP on J&K CM's 'iftar party'

PTI
Published : Jun 20, 2017, 12:48 pm IST
Updated : Jun 20, 2017, 12:48 pm IST

Mufti had hosted an iftar party in Jammu on Sunday night, in which around 1,000 guests from various walks of life, were present.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti (Photo: PTI)
 Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti (Photo: PTI)

Jammu: The state BJP, an alliance partner of the ruling PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, on Monday slammed Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for hosting an 'iftar party' in Jammu two days after the killing of six police personnel by militants in the Valley last week.

The ruling alliance partner also said that the chief minister should have cancelled 'iftar' keeping in mind the emotions of the family members of the slain police personnel, including an official.

 

Mufti had hosted an iftar party in Jammu on Sunday night, in which around 1,000 guests from various walks of life, were present.

"Wasn’t the wiping off of the whole police party in an ambush enough for the state to mourn the loss and cancel the official feast?" J-K BJP Spokesperson, S S Bijral said.

He said that everyone in the state had been taken over by grief over loss of bravehearts and they expect that the administration, at least, could have demonstrated emotional solidarity with them and cancelled the official iftar party.

Bijral, a retired IG of Jammu and Kashmir Police, also alleged that the state hosted a 'feast your eyes' iftar party at Jammu while people, particularly in the Valley, mourned the brutal killing of the policemen by terrorists.

 

The chief minister termed the hosting of an ‘iftar party’ as an ‘official ritual’ ahead of Eid for prominent citizens irrespective of their religious allegiance.

SHO Feroz Ahmed Dar of police station Achhabal and five policemen were killed by terrorists at Thajiwara village, on June 16, when they were returning after performing law and order duty.

"After killing them, the terrorists displayed unprecedented savagery as they mangled their faces, riddling them with bullets in vengeance and by taking away their weapons," the BJP leader said.  

Tags: pdp, iftar party, mehbooba mufti, j&k bjp
Location: India, Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu