Centre slams Farooq Abdullah for his 'irresponsible' Kupwara remark

"Hearing such an irresponsible statement from a politically mature person like Abdullah is disheartening. His remark on such an important issue like national security raises doubts on his political thinking," Naqvi told ANI.

ANI| Last Updated: Apr 30, 2017, 00:30 AM IST

New Delhi: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday criticised Farooq Abdullah's "irresponsible" remark that highlighting the Kupwara attack was aimed to spread hatred against Muslims.

"Hearing such an irresponsible statement from a politically mature person like Abdullah is disheartening. His remark on such an important issue like national security raises doubts on his political thinking," Naqvi told ANI.

Earlier today, Abdullah courted another controversy by saying, "The noise is not so much about 25 CRPF jawans getting killed in Chhattisgarh, rather, the noise is about three army men killed in Kupwara. They are beating the drum to increase hatred towards Muslims, please keep this in mind."

"Now a days, new tricks are being played, be careful. This is not an attack on particular sect of people, but on all of us," he added.

The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister also slammed the Centre for banning Internet and other social media services in the Kashmir Valley.

"I called on the government and told them don`t take such types of measures. They are mistaken that the by imposing ban, conditions will improve. The situations will not improve until and unless talks are not held with all. They think they can suppress us with force. The more they try to suppress it, the more fire it will create," he said.