Srinagar: Former chief minister Omar Abdullah lashed out at Hurriyat Chairman Syed Ali Geelani for criticizing National conference President Farooq Abdullah over his remark the independence is not an option for Kashmir.
“Can Geelani show me his reaction to the Pak PM who has repeated many times recently that Azadi is not an option for Kashmir. Hypocrisy is a Geelani trait,” Omar wrote on micro-blogging website Twitter.
On Sunday, Geelani hit out at National Conference president for his statement that ‘Independent Kashmir was not a reality and that autonomy was the only viable solution’.
Geelani asked senior Abdullah to revisit the annals of history as “he is speaking against the wishes and aspiration of people”.
Omar, in his another tweet, said while Farooq Abdullah’s ancestors were engaged in Kashmir struggle, Geelani was fighting elections and aliging with the then Janata Party.
“Yes, while Farooq Abdullah’s ancestors were engaged in a struggle this man was fighting elections & cosying up to Janata Party,” Omar wrote on Twitter.