Omar, Mehbooba question leadership on its response to border clashes in Ladakh

Omar, Mehbooba question leadership on its response to border clashes in Ladakh

Two top leaders of Jammu and Kashmir have raised their voice against what they believe is the dual policy of India while dealing with China and Pakistan on the border issue.

In fact, they have posed a question over the leadership that has gone into a silent mode.

Former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, while offering their condolences to the families of the soldiers killed in the Galwan Valley clashes on Monday, have not hesitated in asking why the Indian leadership is not speaking out on the killings and the response.

India has responded aggressively in the shape of the  surgical strikes  after the massacre of 20 soldiers in Uri in September 2016, and  after a suicide bomber rammed into a CRPF convoy killing 40 of them in February last year.

This time, the two leaders wondered why there is no such warning or response to China.

Mehbooba Mufti tweeted, “Seems like China has hijacked the aggressive ‘ghar main ghuske marengay’ militaristic approach. Nation deserves to know why there is no talk of retaliation to avenge the death of Indian army personnel!”

Omar said, “Herein lies the problem with a very public ownership (in a marked departure from previous governments) of the surgical strikes after Uri & Pulwama. How does one react to soldiers’ deaths in Ladakh at the hands of a much-stronger force without appearing weak or reckless?”

Both Omar and Mehbooba, during their tenure as Chief Minister, had governed Ladakh as well.

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