Omar Abdullah lashes out at Mehbooba's 'militancy' warning

Jul 13 2018 01:02 PM
Omar Abdullah lashes out at Mehbooba's 'militancy' warning


Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Jul 13 (NT): Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday cornered People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti over her warning to the Centre of dire consequences of breaking the party.

Taking to Twitter Abdullah asserted that breaking of a party will not give rise to militancy.

"Let the me put this out here for all to remember NOT ONE NEW MILITANT WILL BE CREATED WITH THE BREAK UP OF THE PDP. People will not mourn the demise of a party created in Delhi only to divide the votes of Kashmiris," Abdullah tweeted.

Earlier in the day, Mufti had commented that any attempts made by New Delhi to split the PDP would be met by "dangerous outcomes”. She asserted on the sidelines of the Martyr's Day celebration.

"If Delhi tries to dismiss the voting rights of people like 1987, and if it tries to create divisions and interfere like that, then I think just like a Salahuddin and a Yasin Malik were born in 1987, there will be dangerous consequences (Agar Dilli ne 1987 ki tarah yahan ki awam ke vote pe daaka dala, agar iss kism ki tod fod ki koshish ki,jis tarah ek Salahuddin ek Yasin Malik ne janm liya...agar Dilliwalon ne PDP ko todne ki koshish ki uski nataish bahut zyada khatarnaak hogi)," she said.

Answering to the same, Abdullah stated that the statement could be a reflection of Mufti's extreme anxiety.

"She must really be desperate if she is threatening the centre with renewed militancy if PDP breaks up. She seems to have forgotten that militancy in Kashmir has already been reborn under her most able administration," he said in another tweet.

Mufti ‘s remark came as last month, the Bharatiya Janata Party ended its alliance with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, following which Mufti resigned as the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir.




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