Srinagar: Lashing out at Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, National Conference on Tuesday asked her to clarify why she hadn’t taken any legal action in the Shopian killings incident despite accepting that they killed youth were civilians.
NC State Spokesperson Junaid Azim Mattu asked the Government to clarify their stand as their silence was not only abjectly shameful but also indicated a complete surrender to remain in power.
“The Chief Minister tweeted accepting that the youth killed in Shopian by the security forces were civilians while telling us that she was ‘distressed’ because of this incident. What the people would like to know is why no legal action has been taken by the State Government against the errant culprits when it has accepted the young men were not militants of OGWs but innocent civilians? It is not the job of the Chief Minister to sulk and hang her head in sorrow. She hasn’t been elected to be a mute spectator as civilians are killed – only to tweet her condolences. She is duty bound to hold the culprits accountable and if she chooses not to do so – this would be a serious dereliction of her constitutional duties yet again”, the NC State Spokesperson said.