Former Chief Minister and opposition National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah Tuesday said militants would only have themselves to blameif forces hit them harder than before after the Government of India (GoI’s) peace initiative ends.
"With the militant organisations doing their best to make sure the ceasefire is a failure they will only have themselves to blame if the security forces come back at them even harder when the ceasefire ends," Omar tweeted.
He was reacting to the two militant attacks in south Kashmir's Anantnag and Pulwama districts in which two policemen were killed and 11 other security personnel were injured.
Omar said those who killed the policemen in Pulwama "deserve nothing but eternal flames of hell".
"And that too on the night of Shab-e-Qadr. The killers of these police personnel deserve nothing but the eternal flames of hell & that is where they are destined to find themselves. Condolences to the families of the deceased," he said on Twitter.
On May 16, the GoI had directed forces not to launch counter-militancy operations during Ramadan but said they reserve the right to retaliate if attacked.