Pandita was shot dead by terrorists in Tral area of Pulwama district on Wednesday.
Mufti told reporters in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, “It was unfortunate. We condemn those who killed him and nothing can be gained from these things. In fact, it defames the people of Jammu and Kashmir.”
He said that the entire Union Territory will have to bear the consequences of such incidents.
Asked about the possibility of the government conducting Amarnath Yatra amid the Kovid-19 pandemic, the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister said that the decision on the annual pilgrimage is for the central government to take.
He slammed the police over reports that a case was registered against a 15-year-old boy under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in north Kashmir’s Bandipora area.
Mufti said, “They (Centre) do not listen to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Had they listened, they would not have registered a case under UAPA against the 15 year old boy. They do whatever they want.”
He said, “On one hand there is covid and it is difficult for people to come out of their homes but on the other side if they want to travel, who will tell them (not to do so)? They are the ones to decide, what makes them happy, that’s what they do.”