Panchkula violence: Pepper grenades and pellet guns only for Kashmiris, asks Omar in a tweet

Haryana: National Conference (NC) president and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah on Friday questioned the role of security forces while handling the law and order situation in parts of Haryana following the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh by a special CBI court in a rape case on Friday.

“Chilli bombs? Pepper grenades? Pellet guns? Do the forces keep those only for protesting Kashmiris?” Omar wrote on twitter while taking a dig on the law enforcing agencies.

While expressing surprise over the statement made by a senior security forces official about the situation in the affected areas, Omar tweeted: “Seems all the visuals of violence are just fake news.


These guys have everything under control. OB vans are self-inflicting damage!” the National Conference working president said.

A CBI special court in Panchkula held Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh guilty of raping his female followers. Since Wednesday, parts of Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh have been under a security lockdown as 200,000 supporters of Ram Rahim massed in Panchkula ahead of the verdict. Mobile internet and data services have been suspended in Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh for 72 hours.

Toll in Panchkula violence rises to 29 —17 referred to PGIMER in Chandigarh succumb to injuries, 7 die in Panchkula general hospital, four referred to Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, after sustaining injuries in Panchkula also succumb to injuries, one killed in Sirsa. Police authorities confirmed the toll, a news report in Hindustan Times, a news agency based in India said.

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