Omar Blames Parrikar for Sopore Killings


SRINAGAR: National Conference working president Omar Abdullah Saturday trained guns at union defence minister, Manohar Parrikar for his “terrorist killing terrorist” strategy and alleged that it has triggered a killing spree in restive Sopore.

“The statement of the union Defense minister that terrorists will be killed by terrorists indicates that the Ikhwan era is being reincarnated in the state of Jammu and Kashmir and that immediately after the statement people were targeted and killed in Sopore,” former chief minister  told hundreds of party  workers in Regal Chowk.

Omar also lashed at the incumbent chief minister of state, Mufti Sayeed for his U-turn politics. “PDP would promise relief to flood-hit during poll campaigns,” Omar said. “But the sad part is: while govt had come, relief remains elusive.”

Castigating the deputy chief minister Dr Nirmal Singh’s recent statement over flood rehabilitation. Omar said that Nirmal is an outsider and doesn’t even know the water levels that devastated Kashmir last year.

Omar said the new government in Jammu and Kashmir didn’t even meet the minimum expectations and that Nagpur has become the new capital of the state.

Flanked by senior NC leaders, including Ali Mohammad Sagar, Abdul Rahim Rather, Akbar Lone besides others, Omar earlier led a protest demonstration against what the party termed as collapse of governance in Jammu and Kashmir.

The former chief minister remarked that even the 100 days are completed by any government, it usually makes its achievements public but till date there has been not even a single word from the present coalition government.

He added that the tourism industry in the state has totally collapsed and the state government has entirely failed to deliver on this front. “Mufti keeps on meeting Shahrukh Khan. If that would resolve the issue let Shahrukh be made the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir,” Omar said amid anti Mufti and anti PDP slogans that reverberated the commercial nerve centre of the city.

As the police had erected barricades on road leading to Lal Chowk, Omar marched ahead saying he will show the government that his party has the power to make its voice heard.

Later former chief minister waived the party flags and raised slogans against the government at Clock Tower.

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