National Conference on Wednesday lashed out at Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for what it termed her "insensitive, obtuse remarks" over the course of the last few days and said the Chief Minister's shocking insensitivity had emboldened the brutal response to the current unrest in the Valley.
Describing the killing of an ATM guard, Reyaz Ahmed in Chattabal as yet another shocking proof of brutality and barbarism, the NC Spokesperson Junaid Mattu said Mehbooba Mufti was to be singularly blamed for clearly and publicly advocating her generalized disdain for the youth of the State who, besides espousing an unaddressed and un-engaged political sentiment, are equally unanimous in their opposition to her politics and everything she has come to stand for.
"Mehbooba Mufti's insensitive and inarticulate remarks have added to the anger on our streets. She has left no stone unturned to vilify and provoke the agitating youth and this has compounded the problem. Just days after PDP openly questioned the character, motives and pain of the agitating youth, three protesters have been killed in the Valley. In the case of the Chattabal youth's killing, it is evident from the autopsy that it was a targeted killing from point-blank range. This is a direct result of Mehbooba's statements", the NC spokesperson said.