Local journalists on Friday protested the army's guideline saying a 'pheran', which is a tweed over garment worn by Kashmiris during the winter months, is a traditional Kashmiri dress.
Omar Abdullah tweeted Saturday: "If the army has in fact told journalists not to wear a pheran to Corps headquater events that is unacceptable and the order should be withdrawn.
"People wear their pheran with pride. It's part of our identity aside from the best way to stay warm in the cold. Can't ban pherans."
The army's Srinagar-based PRO has withdrawn the guideline, saying it had been inadvertent.