PDP spokesperson Rafi Ahmad Mir created controversy yesterday when he said there's nothing wrong in paying condolence to local terrorists.
Whoever becomes a martyr, whether it be security personnel or terrorists, is "before God and we shouldn't talk about that", he said.
The PDP had joined the BJP to form government but had to shelve its own ideologies on Article 370, he added.
Mir said the PDP had always had a policy of visiting families of local terrorists killed in anti-terrorism operations.
Apart from him, even the party president visited sometimes, he said.
At the same time, he condoled the death of four policemen in a blast in Sopore yesterday.
"We were thinking the situation was getting better, but got this shock. They were our own sons."
Four policemen were killed and one injured in an IED blast set off by militants in Sopore in J&K's Baramulla yesterday. They were on patrol when the explosion occurred. The IED was planted between Chotta Bazar and Bara Bazar.
Talking about PDP's alliance with BJP, Mir called it a "harsh decision" that was necessary, even though they had different agendas.
"On Article 370...on running the government in the state...they had a different perspective, while ours was different."
"But we had to join, since we had to form the government. There was resentment in our voters also, there's no doubt about it," he added.
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