Release of Masrat Alam, demand of Afzal Guru’s remains, pro-Pakistani comments and now two attacks in less than 24 hours have raised serious questions over Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s leadership in Jammu and Kashmir.
CM Mufti Sayeed has mostly kept silence over the terrorism issue since he took oath. Even after the consecutive attacks on Kathua and Samba he has refrained from making any hard comment on terrorism.
Raising further concerns over safety and security of individuals, Intelligence Bureau on Saturday issued an alert suspecting a potential attack on Vaishno Devi shrine during Navaratras.
Now, the question which stands still is if the Mufti Government is impotent to tackle terrorism or they are providing a patronage to the hardliners?
Contrary to the desired, he has continued his hard stance on AFSPA and promised to strive for scraping the law. While the ally BJP has red-flagged any plans to revoke AFSPA from state.
The aftermath of these two attacks will actually be the litmus test of fragile PDP-BJP alliance as the two parties have continued to be discordant to each other on crucial issues like AFSPA, article 370, separatists.
Clearly, it’s high time for Mufti govt. to open their eyes and change their soft approach towards terrorism.