PDP hits out at Omar for ‘accusations against Mehbooba’ on Mannan Wani killing

‘Omar should recount his handling of Machil fake encounter, Asiya & Neelofar case, Afzal Guru hanging case’

Srinagar: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted sharply to Omar Abdullah’s allegation that Mehbooba Mufti was responsible for a lot of bloodshed and violence and that she had made all efforts to kill Mannan Wani.

Senior PDP leader and former Parliamentarian, Dr. Mehboob Beg said that it was quite unfortunate that Mannan’s killing was being politicized and the least that one could do at this stage is to maintain dignity.

“One need not go far to see how the Machil fake encounter case, Asiya and Neelofar cases as well as the hanging of Afzal Guru were dealt with. The situation in 2010 spiralled out of control and the same needs no reiteration, Mehbooba Mufti on the contrary made the BJP take several ‘Kashmir centric’ measures, which eventually became too much for the BJP to handle,” said Beg.

Beg further said that it was the PDP led government, that made the Union government announce amnesty to the stone-pelters, and that it was Mehbooba Mufti who made them announce a unilateral cease-fire during the holy month of Ramadan.

“It was the persistence of the Mehbooba Mufti led government, following the footsteps of Mufti Sahab, that made the Union government announce its willingness to talk with Kashmiris across the board. The PDP left no stone unturned in pushing through issues that are in Kashmir’s best interests and did not compromise on them, had the PDP cared to oblige the BJP, as alleged by the Opposition, it would still have been in government in the State and the BJP would not have felt the necessity to pull-out,” Beg said.


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