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BJP should recount its response to Gujarat riots: Omar

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah addressing a press conference at Srinagar on August 11, 2013. PTI
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah addressing a press conference at Srinagar on August 11, 2013. PTI

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday hit back at the BJP for criticising his Government over the handling of the Kishtwar communal violence, saying it should recount its response to the 2002 Gujarat riots.

“Three unfortunate deaths — one Hindu, two Muslims — and we have a judicial inquiry, with my Minister resigning. Would the BJP care to recount the 2002 response?” Mr. Omar asked.

“Would (Arun) Jaitley be so kind as to inform (the) Parliament whether the (then) Gujarat Home Minister or MoS Home resigned or even offered to (resign) in 2002,” he said.

Calling the BJP leaders “hypocrites,” Mr. Omar said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi waited for days to call out Army for controlling the riots in his State and has not apologised for it so far.

“Oh that’s right, they can’t because their star PM hopeful waited for days to call out the Army and has yet to apologise. Hypocrites(!),” the Chief Minister wrote on the micro-blogging site

BJP had on Sunday slammed as “undemocratic” the J&K Government’s action in stopping its leader Arun Jaitley at Jammu airport and preventing him from visiting the riot-hit Kishtwar. It accused the State Government of not allowing the truth behind the communal clashes to come out.

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Omar should keep hiding behind others mistake
After so many years he still not able to stop terrorism in the state.
Jammu And Kashmir is a part of India and he can't stop anyone from
entering anyone in the state.

from:  Gaurav Pandey
Posted on: Aug 13, 2013 at 10:59 IST

Omar Abdullah was happily part of Vajpayee government when Gujrat was being burnt under the leadership of same party . And it is no wonder, if Omar Abdullah and his party goes with BJP again that too under the leadership of Narendra Modi if any such sort of power change takes place at central level.

from:  V Kumar
Posted on: Aug 12, 2013 at 16:57 IST

Will Omar respond to the way lakhs of pandits thrown out after killing
thousands from their own home land and still languishing in refugee
camps or otherwise outside their rightful land. He and the rulers of
Kashmir have no right to criticise others.

from:  kasthuri rangan
Posted on: Aug 12, 2013 at 16:38 IST
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