Farooq Abdullah’s statement on IAF Air Strike sparks row, Angry reactions

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Farooq Abdullah links Balakot airstrikes to polls. Soon after he made this statement, many angry reactions poured in. Read more.
Farooq Abdullah links Balakot airstrikes to polls. Soon after he made this statement, many angry reactions poured in. Read more.

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah who is not new to making controversial statements has once again surrounded himself with controversies. On Monnday (11 Maarch 2019), questioned ECs decision and asked that if the environment in his state was conducive for Lok Sabha polls, then why not for the Assembly polls. He further raised questions on Indian Air Force Air strike on Pakistan which destroyed many camps of terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed. This strike was launched after Pakistan fed terrorist organisations Jem took responsibilty of Pulwama attack (14 February 2019).

Mr. Farooq said- “We always knew that there would be a fight or a skirmish with Pakistan. This surgical strike (airstrike) was done as elections are approaching. We lost an aircraft worth crores. Be thankful that the pilot (IAF) survived & returned from Pakistan with respect.”

Here are the reactions on the controversial statement.

Soon after he made this statement, many angry reactions poured in. Some blamed him for increasing communal tensions whereas some labelled him anti-national.

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