Expressing abject dismay at the chief minister's disowning the case related to the killing of two youths in Markandal near Sonawari, People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday said Omar Abdullah couldn't claim to be the chief minister and yet wash his hands off innocent blood being spilled in the state.
In a statement issued here, PDP chief spokesperson, Naeem Akhtar, said the chief minister has taken the unusual mix of his arrogance and incompetence to the next level after having expressed his helplessness in April this year on the floor of the house over a similar incident in Baramulla.
"By arrogantly asking the newsmen to inquire from army about the status of investigation into the killing of Sonawari youth, Omar has not just conveyed his abdication of responsibility, but has insulted the chair he is occupying,"Akhtar said.
Referring to the news report that many government organisations in the state were headless, Akhtar said in view of CM's outright abdication of his duties, the state government could also be declared as headless.
"The CM's position in J&K can easily be declared as vacant till it is held by Omar Abdullah,"Akhtar observed.
PDP chief spokesperson said the shifting stands on the revocation of AFSPA have reduced the chief minister's position to a mockery of the system. He said the latest observation of chief minister "I won't talk about AFSPA right now"indicated that he (CM) had finally given up on it as "life's mission."
He said the PDP would continue its struggle with the support of people for the restoration of civil liberties and fundamental rights in the state as were available to people in rest of the country.He said strengthening of democratic and civil institutions without interference from security forces was inescapable for ensuring rule of law in the state.