Give Sermons To Army, Omar Tells Mehbooba

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SRINAGAR:Hitting out at Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti over her comment that militants and their families have to be differentiated, main opposition National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah said this advice should have been given to the Army personnel who killed the boy claiming he was an Over Ground Worker (OGW) of Hizbul Mujahideen.

Meanwhile, the former chief minister asked if the government would now initiate an enquiry to ascertain how an innocent was allegedly killed by the Army in 2015.

 “That’s all well & good but this advice should have been given to the army personnel that killed the boy claiming he was an OGW. Enquiry?,” Mr Abdullah wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.

He was reacting to Ms Mehbooba’s comment in which she asked state police to differentiate between a militant and a militant’s family.

 “Since the government has cleared Burhan’s brother as innocent will there be an inquiry in to how the army killed an innocent person in 2015,” he asked.

The office of Deputy Commissioner of Pulwama has issued a notice listing name of Khalid Wani, slain Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Burhan Wani’s brother, among those who are likely to receive ex-gratia relief from the government. Khalid was killed by Army last year, claiming that he was an OGW of the Hizbul Mujahideen.

But the government announcing compensation for his dearth lays serious question mark on the claimed made by the Army.

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