Upping the ante on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his statement that development is the solution to all the problems in the valley, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah said unwillingness to accept that development doesn’t solve all issues, was the crux of the problem.
“Here in lies the crux of the problem – the unwillingness to accept that development doesn’t solve all problems,” Mr Abdullah, who is the working president of main opposition National Conference (NC), wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
Abdullah was reacting to the Prime Minister’s statement J&K Government under Mehbooba Mufti and the Central Government, are finding solution to all problems through development.
Violent clashes have from last 32 days has left 57 civilians dead and over 4000 wounded in security forces firing. Two policemen have also lost their lives and about 3500 security personnel have been injured in the unrest since July 9, a day after Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Burhan Wani and two other militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district.