Another local, Shokat Shawl, slammed Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for making false claims with regards to prevalence of peace in the state.
"The chief minister claims that peace prevails in the state. I want to ask that if these people are not militants then who are these people who are promoting militancy and killing innocent children. These people who have committed atrocities on children should be brought to the fore and severely punished," said Shawl.
But officials say the rebel violence has dropped sharply after New Delhi and Islamabad launched a tentative peace process in 2004.