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Equating killing of terrorists and cops is disservice to

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The today said those equating terrorist killing with a or a security personnel are doing a great "disservice" to the state and the country.

state Spokesperson in a statement said, "A terrorist is a terrorist, whether he is a Pakistani or Kashmiri, and is enemy of the people of the state and the country."

"Those equating terrorist killing with a or a security personnel who lays down his life to defend the state and public are doing a great disservice to the state and to the country," he said.

The leaders statement comes three days after a senior People's (PDP) stoked a controversy by saying there was "no bar" in condoling the killing of local militants in

"Whether it is a man... or a local militant, there is no bar on offering condolences. However, it depends on the security situation, sometimes we can go and sometimes not," PDP had said on Sunday.

The BJP condemned the tendency of some of the Kashmir-based leaders for equating "the killing of militants with innocent persons killed by the militants and security personnel who sacrifice their lives while fighting with the Pakistan-sponsored militants".

In an apparent reference to opposition parties call for resumption of dialogue with Paksitan to resolve issue, Gupta asked the and his son Omar Abdullah to give their "pious" advice to to stop exporting into the Indian territory and its unprovoked heavy firing on the Indian side.

"In the present situation when the is forced to counter Pakistan-sponsored and defend its borders from its aggressive activities, the dialogue between the and cannot be viewed," he said.

Gupta, however, said the dialogue can only be fruitful if tension on the borders is minimised and stops its nefarious designs

He said Pakistan must understand that its policy of enmity with is not going to pay it.

"Ultimately, it is going to weaken itself and further disintegrate," he said.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 23:55 IST