Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti ‘silent’ on Indian forces killing terrorists in J&K
Ahead of District Development Council council elections, leaders of mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) including National Conference and PDP have chose to be quiet about the major success of Indian security forces which killed four heavily armed terrorists of Pakistan- based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) near Nagrota.
National Conference and PDP are part of Gupkar Alliance which is fighting the District Development Council (DDC) elections together.
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti have not reacted to the major success of security in the Indian Union Territory. The alliance has also not come out with any statement.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the success of security forces in defeating the plot to target grassroots level democratic exercises in Jammu and Kashmir and in preventing the terrorists from wreaking havoc.
“Neutralising of four terrorists belonging to Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed and the presence of large cache of weapons and explosives with them indicates that their efforts to wreak major havoc and destruction have once again been thwarted,” PM Modi said in a tweet.
“Our security forces have once again displayed utmost bravery and professionalism to target grassroots level democratic exercises in Jammu and Kashmir. Thanks to their alertness, they have defeated a nefarious plot,” he added.
In an operation by the security forces near Ban Toll Plaza in Nagrota on the outskirts of Jammu city on November 19, four terrorists of JeM were killed.
A large catche of arms and ammunition was recovered from them including 11 AK-47s rifles, three pistols and 29 grenades.
The DDC polls will be conducted in Jammu and Kashmir in eight phases between November 28 and December 19, and the counting of votes will take place on December 22.