Tagging suspects as terrorists premature: Mehbooba | KNO

Tagging suspects as terrorists premature: Mehbooba | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, December 28 (KNO) : Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said that tagging suspects as terrorists is premature, saying that National Investigation Agency (NIA) must learn from earlier episodes in which the accused were acquitted after decades. According to KNO correspondent, in her tweets, Mehbooba raised doubts over the arrests of suspects by declaring them “terrorists on the basis of Sulti bombs, associating with the dreaded IS.” “National security is supreme. But declaring suspects as terrorists on the basis of Sutli bombs, associating with the dreaded IS is premature. It has already devastated their lives and families. NIA must learn from earlier episodes in which the accused were acquitted after decades,” Mehbooba tweeted. In her another tweet, Mehbooba said national security is best served by being just and inclusive, not suspicious of an entire community. “Arrests by NIA in the election season do raise suspicion, especially after the urban Naxal case seems to be falling apart. National security is best served by being just and inclusive, not suspicious of an entire community,” Mehbooba tweeted.(KNO)