Refrain from playing politics on terrorism: Cong to J&K CM

New Delhi: Congress today asked Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to refrain from playing politics on the issue of terrorism, dubbing as "unfortunate" her remarks over the killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani.

"It is unfortunate and sad. Elected governments should not play politics on the issue of terrorism," party's chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala told reporters.

He at the same time held the PDP-BJP government responsible for the situation in the Kashmir Valley. "On one side, you talk of showing red eyes ... and on the other shed tears for the traitors".

His remarks came amid reports that Mehbooba, in a bid to control the damage over continuing protests, yesterday said the security forces were not aware of Wani's presence during the raid at his hideout in which he was killed.