In response to the revelations about the Pulwama attack, Indian Home Minister Amit Shah has stated that the Modi government has nothing to hide on this matter.
Earlier this month, Satya Pal Malik, the former governor of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir under illegal occupation, had alleged that army personnel were prevented from air transportation and were forced to travel by road due to failures of intelligence to assess the danger.
The Indian government has now responded to these allegations with the first remarks from Amit Shah.
Speaking on an Indian TV program today, the Home Minister said that questions need to be raised on the veracity of the claims. He told the news agency, ANI, that he had informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the attack was a failure on the part of the government but was told to remain silent.
He said, “I will definitely tell the people of the country that the ruling party of India did not do anything that needs to be hidden. These are the government’s first remarks on the allegations.”
It should be noted that former governor Satya Pal Malik had referred to the Pulwama attack as a drama by the Modi government in an interview in February 2019 and claimed that the Modi government was aware of the Pulwama attack beforehand, which led to criticism from the Indian government.