Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba mufti has been steadily losing ground in her erstwhile bastion of south Kashmir, the epicenter of the violent protests that rocked the Kashmir valley after the killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani.
 
On Thursday Mufti courted another controversy when she claimed that the security forces were unaware about Hijbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani’s hideout, adding that he would have been given a chance had they known about his presence.
 
Speaking to reporters here, Mehbooba said, “How are we supposed to know everything about every encounter? As far as I know, what I heard from the police and the army, who said they only knew that there were three militants inside the house but did not know who they were.”
 
“I believe that had they known he was there, Wani would have been given one chance as the situation was fast improving in the state. He would have been given a chance,” she added.