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Omar Abdullah hits out at Mehbooba's 'militancy' remark

News Agencies | Updated on: 13 July 2018, 11:56 IST

Shortly after People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief, Mehbooba Mufti warned the Centre of dire consequences of breaking the party, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday asserted that breaking of a party will not give rise to militancy.

"Let 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," he tweeted.

On the sidelines of the Martyr's Day celebration earlier in the day, Mufti had said that any attempts made by New Delhi to break the PDP would be met by "dangerous outcomes."

"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.

Responding to the same, Abdullah opined that the remark could be a reflection of Mufti's desperation.

"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 tweeted.

Last month, the Bharatiya Janata Party pulled out of its alliance with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, following which Mufti submitted her resignation as the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

This led to the imposition of Governor's rule in the state.

Following this, there have been requests to find an alternative to the traditional two-family system in Jammu and Kashmir.


First published: 13 July 2018, 11:56 IST