Srinagar: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah has questioned the silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior functionaries of the central government about incidents of violence against Kashmiri Muslims in some parts of the country.
There have been reports large scale attacks and intimidation against Kashmiri students in several parts of country in the aftermath of the recent attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama.
Addressing a press conference in Srinagar on Thursday, Omar Abdullah said, there is a spate of hate against Kashmiris which appears to be enjoying a sanction of the BJP leadership and many other people enjoying high constitutional positions. He mentioned about the recent statements of two Governors, one of whom openly called for boycotting Kashmiris.
Incidents of violence against Kashmiris have been reported from parts of the country after the Pulwama terror attack that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF personnel. The February 14 attack was claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammed and the suicide bomber, who drove an explosives-laden vehicle into a bus of the CRPF convoy, was a local youth.
“Dear PM @narendramodi Sahib, can we please have a few words of condemnation for the systematic attacks directed against Kashmiri students & others or does your concern not extend as far north as Kashmir?” Abdullah had also asked in a series of tweets Wednesday evening.
The former chief minister was commenting on a video, which has gone viral on social media, showing a kashmir man being beaten up in Kolkata.