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Omar Abdullah says statements by Modi’s ministers provoking terror attacks

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah triggered a controversy on Thursday, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ministers were provoking Pakistan to launch terror attacks like in the state.

india Updated: Dec 01, 2016 18:51 IST
Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah addresses a public meeting in Bhaderwah.
Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah addresses a public meeting in Bhaderwah.(PTI File Photo)

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah triggered a controversy on Thursday, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ministers were provoking Pakistan to launch terror attacks like in the state. Seven soldiers were killed in a militant strike in Jammu’s Nagrota town on Tuesday.

“The Nagrota attack is a result of statements made by various ministers against Pakistan,” the National Conference leader told reporters on the sidelines of his address to party workers in south Kashmir Anantnag district.

“ The Nagrota attack is a result of statements made by various ministers against Pakistan.”

Abdullah said he disapproved of defence minister Manohar Parrikar’s statement that India didn’t want a war with Pakistan “but if someone looks at the country with an evil eye, we will gouge his eyes out and put them back in his hand”.

He said that if such a statements are made by the defence minister, then “we should expect attacks like Nagrota”.

He said Modi’s claim that demonetisation would end terrorism in the country was another reason for terror attacks being stepped up in Jammu and Kashmir.