Srinagar, July 24 (ANI): Reacting sharply to the killing of a toddler and his father by Hizbul militants, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday termed the silence of separatist leaders over the barbaric killing in Shopian town as "hypocritical".
"Why are separatist leaders silent on this issue? Where are Yasin Malik and other separatist leaders? This is the worst form of hypocritical politics," Omar said while
Arif, 3, was killed when his father Aslam Awam was fired upon indiscriminately by Hizbul militants and the toddler was in his lap when the incident took place.
Hizbul Mujahideen were on a lookout for Aslam and had made an attempt on his life on the intervening night of April 14-15 also.
Though he managed to escape death, the militants killed his 60-year-old mother Reshma.
Omar said the separatists would have taken a different stand, if the child had been accidentally killed in firing by security forces. (ANI)