National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Monday said the photograph of a youth tied to an Army jeep is one of the defining images of how much Mehbooba Mufti has been willing to surrender to cling to the CM’s chair.
A youth, Farooq Ahmad Dar, was tied to the bonnet of an Army jeep to escape heavy stone pelting in Budgam on this day last year, when massive clashes erupted between civilians and government forces during bypolls to Srinagar Parliamentary constituency.
Abdullah also hit out at BJP, saying ‘and to think that her (Mehbooba’s) colleagues are happily selling tee shirts to celebrate this shameful occurrence’.
“This photograph of Farooq Dar is one of the defining images of how much @MehboobaMufti has been willing to surrender to cling to the CM’s chair,” the former chief minister tweeted.
The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) had asked the state government to pay compensation of Rs 10 lakh. However, the government refused to pay.
Nine people had died in security force action on April 9, 2017 during clashes while bypolls to Srinagar Parliamentary constituency were going on. Eight of them died during security force action in Budgam while another died in Baroosa village of Ganderbal.