Omar attacks govt, says ‘confusion abounds’ over Burhan

Hitting out at the PDP-BJP government, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah today said “confusion abounds” in it over the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani while people are suffering.

“The #BJP-PDP Deputy CM (Nirmal Singh) calls the Burhan Wani encounter and death an accident. 50 people have died and countless injured after this accident,” Omar tweeted.

“The CM (Mehbooba Mufti) rewards the personnel involved in this encounter and the Deputy CM calls it an accident.

Confusion abounds and people suffer,” the former Chief Minister added in another tweet.

Yesterday, Singh had said that police and security forces had told the government that they didn’t know the identity of the militant and that due to the “accident” the repercussions could not be anticipated.

“Police and security forces told us that they don’t know who the militant is. It was an accident. Because when an operation takes place, precautions are taken but we didn’t know it would be of such kind. Had we known about it, preparations would have been made,” the Deputy Chief Minister had told reporters.

After a row erupted over his “accident” remark, Singh said, “I never said that. A correspondent said the government has failed after the killing of Burhan Wani. I was explaining that since it was a routine anti-terror operation, suppose the security forces had been knowing that, precautions would have been taken. They were not knowing it as they told us. I was just explaining this thing.”

After Singh’s clarification, Omar tweeted, “Oh! so now Burhan’s killing was deliberate? Unbelievable how many different versions of these events have been given!”

“The CM had said that Burhan Wani would have been spared. Can we please have the J&K state government on same page,” he asked.

Meanwhile, Omar Abdullah on Sunday rued that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not speak about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir in his ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio address.

“How I wish my Prime Minister had found a few reassuring words for my state which has seen almost 50 deaths and countless injured #MannKiBaat,” Omar wrote on Twitter

Omar also lashed out at Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for not taking responsibility for the situation in the Valley where 49 persons have been killed and over 5,600 injured in clashes between protestors and security forces in the North Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

“The trouble I have with her brand of leadership is that it’s never her fault, it’s always others who are to blame,” the former chief minister said.

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