Omar Abdullah endorses dad, says ‘Governor’s Rule be imposed’
National Conference working president and Beerwah MLA, Omar Abdullah on Monday strongly endorsed his father’s demand of imposing Governor’s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir.india Updated: Apr 17, 2017 23:13 IST
National Conference working president and Beerwah MLA, Omar Abdullah on Monday strongly endorsed his father’s demand of imposing Governor’s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir.
Fielding media queries here during legislative council biennial elections, Omar said that for the first time in 27 years (of insurgency), police comes out with an advisory telling its men and officers not to visit their homes.
Militants of late have been attacking police officers and men at their native places in Kashmir.
“They can’t go to their homes, can’t meet their families. This Government can’t hold elections. Elections to the parliamentary seat (Anantnag), which Mehbooba Mufti had left, cant be held. What more evidence is needed about deteriorated law and order situation,” said Omar.
The situation has deteriorated to such an extent that except darkness, nothing is visible, he added.
He further said that “despite such a hopeless situation, Mehbooba Mufti is shamelessly continuing in office”.
He felt that Mehbooba should quit office and Governor should take over the reins.
Omar said that soon after Srinagar Lok Sabha by-polls results his father Farooq Abdullah had rightly demanded imposition of Governor’s Rule.
To PDP’s oft-repeated charge that NC was instigating stone throwers in Valley, Omar said, “Had it been so then where are the cases and FIRs registered against NC workers, who had been instigating?”
He continued, “ Had it been so then why we were polled so low in Chadoora, Chrar-e-Sharief, Eidgah and other NC strongholds? If we had to vitiate the atmosphere, we would have done it in PDP’s bastions rather than doing it in our own backyard”.
“These are all lame excuses,” he added.
First Published: Apr 17, 2017 14:53 IST