Negligence of forces to blame for Pulwama attack: Congress leader


SRINAGAR: Congress leader and former MP Noor Bano blamed the Indian Army for the militant attack which happened in Pulwama area of South Kashmir in which 49 CRPF men were killed.

Speaking to a TV channel Now, Bano said, “Whatever happened was bad and this will affect us but we don’t know how BJP will exploit this and how they will use this attack.” She also said that the Army had an indication that they might be attacked but even then no precaution was taken.”

Nobody else is responsible for this, except their own negligence, she said and pinned the responsibility of the attack on the forces, the home ministry and the current government.

Earlier, senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan defended the militants behind the Pulwama attack that killed 44 CRPF men and said that the bomber was harassed and beaten by the troops after which he embraced the path of violence. Bhushan’s tweet was endorsed by Spandana and she retweeted it.

“It is important to understand why so many young men in Kashmir are becoming militants and willing to die. Even US forces couldn’t hold Afghanistan and Iraq after large-scale suicide attacks,” Bhushan had tweeted. (PTK)