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Omar blames Modi for 'inciting violence' in Assam

PTI  Srinagar, May 03, 2014
First Published: 18:09 IST(3/5/2014) | Last Updated: 18:12 IST(3/5/2014)

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday blamed Narendra Modi for inciting violence in Assam that left 32 Muslims dead.

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"In Assam, 30 Muslims were murdered. Why? Because BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi made a speech there and tried to incite people against Muslims. This is a fact.

This truth cannot be denied," Omar told in an election rally at Tangmarg in Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency.

Omar said that Modi, at his election rally in Assam three days earlier, had branded all Muslims living in that state as "Bangladeshis", which resulted in the attacks on them.

"Three days earlier, he (Modi) went there and branded all Muslims as Bangladeshis and today 30 Muslims have been put to sleep in the grave," he added.

Referring to Modi's statement holding National Conference leaders responsible for exodus of Kashmiri Pandits, Omar said the BJP leader had set out to insult all Kashmiris in the country.

Omar also accused the BJP of wanting to divide Jammu and Kashmir into three parts.

Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency along with Ladakh Lok Sabha seat in Jammu and Kashmir will go to polls on May 7.

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