‘No politician shows up when cop in J&K dies’

Few officers vent anger on social media

Written by Bashaarat Masood | Srinagar | Published:June 20, 2017 3:51 am
 J&K, Mehbooba Mufti, Soldier funerals, J&K police, Martyrs, Martyrs funerals, anti-militancy operations, India news, Indian Express Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti visited the house of slain police officer on Monday after sensing their anxiety. (Express Photo)

A section of police officers in Kashmir has expressed disappointment on social media that when their colleagues have died in militant encounters, politicians have not come to show their respects and stand by them. A few police officers have expressed their anger on social media. “Those who enjoy #JKpolice protection/help and fail to side with them at the time of grief are hypocrites with dead conscience,” tweeted Tahir Ashraf, a Superintendent of Police rank officer posted as Staff Officer to an Inspector-General of Police (IGP).

In another tweet, Ashraf asked: “Fine, but what the government is going to do for martyrs? Why shouldn’t state give at least Rs 1 crore to each family? Are we fighting for ourselves or the state?”.

His question was in response to a tweet of J&K Police that police personnel will donate one day’s salary for the policemen killed in the militant attacks.

“We are fighting the dirty war of these politicians. We are the ones who on the ground face the consequences of their (politicians’) ill-conceived decisions. We stand by them in their worst times,” a police officer posted in south Kashmir said on condition of anonymity. “But when it is time for them to stand with us, they simply vanish.”

The policemen are aghast that while they are on the forefront on anti-militancy operations, they don’t get “equal respect” from politicians and the media as army and paramilitary personnel in the valley.

“If a soldier is killed, our politicians, even Chief Ministers, attend the wreath laying ceremony. From New Delhi to Srinagar, everyone pays homage to them. For television channels, they are the bravehearts,” said a policeman posted in Srinagar. “But when any of our colleague falls, there is no word from anywhere. Even the local politicians stay away.”

Sensing their anxiety, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday visited the house of slain police officer Feroz Ahmad Dar, who along with five of his colleagues was killed in a militant attack at Achabal in south Kashmir on Friday.

On Sunday, deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh had also visited his house.

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    Sheik Mohamed
    Jun 20, 2017 at 4:24 pm
    Both saffronized party and PDP ruling combine does not have any concern to the security either soldiers or common men and their only concern is to stick to power for their lust. Both parties failed to deliver anything to J K as promised, still incapable of controlling infiltration militants from Pakistan, instead prefer to harass common men/women in the name of search operation/maintenance of law order.
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      Damodar Biswal
      Jun 20, 2017 at 12:46 pm
      Politicians think that the police n the army r there to face bullets n die on the field.They think that there is nothing new in it .This is really unfortunate.J K Govt. must provide adequate compensation to all those policemen who were killed by the terrorists.If crores can be spent on the separatists for their protection,hotel accommodation ,travel etc.,why should policemen who were killed on duty should not be paid handsomely?
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        Antony
        Jun 20, 2017 at 3:13 pm
        true !
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        Jayesh
        Jun 20, 2017 at 11:46 am
        This is rather true elsewhere as well!! We need to respect policemen who risk their lives so we can live peacefully. Politicians are agents of people and we all wish to be with the family of our country's bravehearts
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          Kamal Pasha
          Jun 20, 2017 at 11:40 am
          To All Security People : You are paid to fight and die so that we all (Politicians) can sleep peacefully every night. With regards : From Modi Partners.,
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            Mohammad Dar
            Jun 20, 2017 at 11:05 am
            Slaves of hogs of hinduism immorality of hindus terrorists of Bahart, do not deserve any respect, neither in this life or the hereafter, but worst of the treatment, ordains for the hindus mnafiqs, pretending to be Muslim, in service of hindus enemies of Muslims and Islam.
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              Paddy Singh
              Jun 20, 2017 at 12:03 pm
              Oh shut up. Go to Pakistan and they will treat you like hogs
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                Antony
                Jun 20, 2017 at 12:11 pm
                porki terrorist spotted !
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                  sambath
                  Jun 20, 2017 at 2:07 pm
                  Are you from Porkistan? it it was, get out from our news paper. You are enemies of the whole world.
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                  Prakash Patel
                  Jun 20, 2017 at 11:01 am
                  Instead of paying crores to traitors like Mir, Abdullah's,, Jilanis and Shah for no national cause, please honour all security persons serving the nation in life till death. Relinquish all special status of Kashmir pay subsidy and offer security to Kashmir Pandits and Jammu Hindus to settle in Valley. Make Hindu Muslim imbalances of population equal.
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                    autonomous
                    Jun 20, 2017 at 10:33 am
                    Kashmir politicians people are totally in control of armed wahabi saudi followers the valley has changed the fear in the name of caliphate is enrolling the valley, kashmiri hearts will bleed soon the day once the saudi ideology makes its strong stand and the rest in the valley there is no turning back from the from then on.
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                      ASHOK
                      Jun 20, 2017 at 10:25 am
                      Don't forget we have a BJP sarkar in J K.Hathi ki danth khane ke aur dekhana ke aur
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                        Kiran Prakash Gupta
                        Jun 20, 2017 at 11:05 am
                        The leaders of BJP in JK are coward and corrupt
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