Altaf Thakur

‘Glorifying terrorism in Kashmir old habit of Congress leaders but Rahul’s assertions about his meeting with terrorists a cause of great concern’

Srinagar, Feb 03: Senior BJP leader and party’s J&K spokesman Altaf Thakur Friday lashed out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his assertions that he met terrorists during his Bharat Jodo Yatra stating that was Rahul’s Yatra aimed at to ferry terrorists from South Kashmir to militancy free Srinagar.

In a statement issued here, Thakur said that Rahul’s statement that he met terrorists during in BJY has raised serious security concerns across Kashmir besides a series of questions as to whether Rahul wanted to ferry militants from South Kashmir to Srinagar that is militancy free.

“Though there is nothing new in the claims of Rahul as Congress leaders like Digvijay Singh and Mani Shanker Aiyer have been openly supporting militants and glamourising militancy. But the statement made by Rahul has once again exposed the Congress,” Thakur said, adding that it seems that in the name of BJY, Congress actually wanted to revive terrorism in Kashmir especially Srinagar as claimed by Rahul.

“Security forces have offered supreme sacrifices in wiping out the terrorism from Srinagar, but Congress wants to revive terrorism again in Srinagar, the capital city. Claims of meeting terrorists  during BJY signifies that Rahul actually wanted to give safe passage to terrorists Southern districts of Valley to Srinagar under his SSG cover,” Thakur said, and urged the police top brass to probe the claims of Rahul and find out the actual reason behind BJY as it was a matter of security concern.