Farooq Abdullah's shocker: Death of jawans in Kupwara terror attack being 'blown out of proportion'

The death of 3 jawans in Kupwara terror attack is being blown out of proportion to create an environment against Muslims, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah said.

Stoking a fresh controversy, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah today mocked the martyrdom of the 3 jawans in the Kupwara terror attack, by saying that their sacrifices were being 'blown out of proportion' to create an environment against Muslims.

Three jawans were killed in the April 27 attack on an Army camp in Jammu in which 3 terrorists were killed. In a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, 25 CRPF personnel were martyred on April 24.

In trying to needlessly draw a parallel between the two attacks, Abdullah was d as saying, "In Chhattisgarh, 26 CRPF jawans were killed, but in Kupwara only 3 were killed. They are indulging in such drum-beating over the deaths of 3 soldiers. The death of 3 jawans martyred in Kupwara is being blown out of proportion to create an environment against Muslims."

The NC leader's remark was criticised by opposition parties. Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi hit back at Abdullah, saying, "We know Farooq Abdullah has grown old physically. But he shouldn't be so brazen and irresponsible. Now it seems even his mental health is not stable".

While our soldiers lay down their lives fighting for the country, politicians continue to indulge in blame games and mud-slinging against each other.

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