Modi’s policies made space for militants in Kashmir: Rahul Gandhi

Agencies/New Delhi
July 13, 2017 NATIONAL 139 Views
Modi’s policies made space for militants in Kashmir: Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today singled out Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policies and the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) alliance with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the increase in terror attacks in the Kashmir Valley including the Amarnath Yatra attack.
In a series of tweets, the Gandhi scion said Modi’s policies have created space for terrorists in Kashmir which is a “grave strategic blow” to India.
Rahul Gandhi said a “short-term political gain for PM Modi from PDP alliance” has cost India “massively”. Modi’s personal gain means India’s strategic loss and sacrifice of innocent Indian blood, Gandhi said.
Seven Amarnath pilgrims were gunned down by militants in Kashmir’s Anantnag on Monday night. The attack is the worst since 2000.
After the Amarnath Yatra attack, Rahul Gandhi had said it was a grave and unacceptable security lapse. The PM needs to accept responsibility and never allow it to happen again, he had said.
Opposition parties had also asked the government to introspect on its failure to prevent the “cowardly and ghastly” terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims despite reports of advance intelligence inputs.
“The government needs to introspect as to why, despite advanced intelligence inputs, was there a failure to prevent this attack?” a resolution passed by 18 opposition parties yesterday said.
The BJP, however, asked Gandhi to “rise to the occasion” and not do politics over the Amarnath terror strike after he attacked the PM.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief MinisterOmar Abdullah had yesterday told India Today that if Mufti’s regime becomes untenable then there may not be another option besides President’s Rule.
He had also blamed the alliance between BJP and PDP for the deterioration of the law and order, security environment of Jammu and Kashmir.

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