SRINAGAR Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday reacted sharply to Governor SP Maliks remark on stone pelting and said stone throwers cant be treated as militants and (we cant) randomly keep shooting them.
Governor Malik in an interview to The Hindustan Times had claimed that the former chief minsietr of J&KOmar Abdullah and Mehbooba Muftiagree privately that civilians should not pelt stones or rush to encounter sites but dont say so publicly.
Omar while taking to Twitter questioned the Maliks remarks and said how the governor could know what he (Omar) was thinking about.
How does Gov Malik know what I think about anything? Is he quoting a conversation Ive had with him privately? Are my calls being monitored? Is my office/residence bugged? He owes me, if not @MehboobaMufti Sahiba an explanation, Omar wrote on Twitter.
Omar said he is publicly saying it once again to clear Maliks confusion over the issue that civilians should not throw stones and should not rush to encounter sites.
Let me say this publicly so that Governor Sahib is under no confusion – civilians should not throw stones & should not rush to encounter sites. Im not saying this publicly for the first time & it wont be the last time Im saying this, Omar said.
At the same time we cant treat stone throwers as terrorists & randomly keep shooting them but thats a conversation for another day. Right now Im curious to know how Governor Malik Sb knows what I think privately, Omar added.
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