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Omar govt facing credibility crisis: Mehbooba

Omar govt facing credibility crisis: Mehbooba

Srinagar: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said she will resign from the Legislative Assembly and never return to the House if the government can prove that even one of the 120 people killed in 2010 summer unrest was a militant.

"If you can prove even one of the 120 persons killed in 2010 was a militant, I will resign and never return to this House," she said initiating a discussion on an adjournment motion on killings in incidents of violence in the state.

Mehbooba alleged the present coalition government in the state is facing a credibility crisis due to recurrent incidents of violence in which innocents are getting killed.

"Today if you say, there is sky and sun over the head, people will not believe it," she said.

Referring to the Shopian incident in which four persons were killed in CRPF firing on September 7, the PDP president said she failed to understand why the police took so long even in giving a receipt of the complaint filed by the father of one of the deceased youth.

"We are governed by the Constitution which provides for registering an FIR in case of a crime. While the FIR based on CRPF complaint was registered immediately, the receipt for the complaint filed by father of Tauseef Ahmad (one of deceased) was given only after 12 days," she said.

Mehbooba said through a gradual process, the security force personnel were being absolved from responsibility.

"First, the police said three youth had no militancy-related record. Then they came out with another version that two of them had relatives who were militants and third had been booked under PSA for stone-pelting. Today (Special) DG CRPF says all of them were associates of the militant.

"Then what is the (Magisterial) inquiry for? Why not the security forces feel accountable? Why is this government protecting CRPF?" she asked.

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