PDP MLA's 'militants' are martyrs' remark miffs ally BJP

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Ruling Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) legislator Aijaz Ahmad Mir Wednesday said the militants were their brothers and demanded that militants should be taken on board to resolve the Kashmir issue. Yes, they are our brothers. "I request all to stop politicising their killings". Mir said that killings of terrorists in the state should not be celebrated while calling incidents of teenagers joining terror groups as a collective failure.

Pir however also sympathised with security personnel killed in the battle against terrorism. The PDP leader further asked the government to solve the Kashmir issue by holding dialogue with separatists and militants.

However, his statement didn't go down will with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who is in alliance with the PDP in Jammu & Kashmir.

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Earlier on Wednesday, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti gave a rousing speech in the state Assembly arguing that the violence in Kashmir can not be set right by the Centre alone, calling all stakeholders to come together to set it right through the political process.

"Terrorists & separatists are the enemies of Kashmir, Kashmiris, development and peace".

"Some of them are minors of age 14 who don't even know what they are doing".

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Mr Mir, who represents Wachi constituency of South Kashmir in the state Assembly, pleaded that no one should celebrate the killings of a militant as each such death was the collective failure of the countrymen. Militants are also our brothers.

"The militants belong to Jammu and Kashmir, they are our children. This is rubbing salt into the wounds of relatives of those killed in Pakistan-sponsored terror", said BJP leader and lawmaker Ravinder Raina.

Three months back, militants had thrown a grenade at the house of the PDP lawmaker in Shopian's Zainpora area, however injuring none.

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