National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah on Monday said that the attack on JNU student leader Umar Khalid was a result of the ‘relentless hate campaign against him in the social and mainstream media.’
In a tweet, the former Chief Minister said:
Wage a motivated hate campaign against individuals & sooner or later someone will feel emboldened enough to take the law in to their own hands. The attack on @UmarKhalidJNU is the direct result of the relentless hate campaign using both social & mainstream media. Glad he’s well.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) August 13, 2018
Earlier during the day, Umar Khalid was shot at by an unidentified man at the Constitution Club near Indian Parliament. Police said that he is unhurt.
He was at the Club to attend an event, “Khauff Se Azaadi”, organised by ‘United Against Hate’. “There is an atmosphere of fear in the country, and anybody who speaks against the government is threatened,” he said after the attack.