Srinagar, January 7: Breaking silence on PDP president Mehbooba Mufti’s visit to families of militants, the Hizbul Mujahideen on Sunday asked them to disallow her from entering their houses.
In an unverified 20-minute audio, Hizbul Mujahideen’s operational commander Riyaz Naikoo, termed Mehbooba’s visit to the families as a “new drama”.
Mehbooba has so far visited the families of two militants — one among them was killed by security forces in November last. She also visited family members of soldier-turned-Hizbul militant Idrees Sultan of Safanagri in Shopian. National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah later lashed out at Mehbooba for using “dead militants to appease the voter.”
“You know that Mehbooba has started a new drama… Mehbooba is going to families of militants to show sympathy and says the police receive directions from somewhere to harass their families. When she was in power, families of militants were harassed then too. Who was giving directions to the police then?” Naikoo said in the audio clip.