Omar Abdullah : Incident is impossible to digest

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015,11:08 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Srinagar | Condemning the assault incident, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said what happened in the House was impossible to digest. What happened today is impossible to digest. 

An honourable member being assaulted in the House. It seems that they wanted to murder Rashid. If he had done anything that was objectionable that should have been put on record, the former Chief Minister said. On the beef ban issue, Omar said, Our sentiments are also attached to this issue. We don’t force our religion on you.
My religion prohibits consumption of alcohol and pork. Do I assault everyone who eats pork or alcohol, he said, demanding that the Chief Minister make a statement on the issue.
Condemning the assault, the Chief Minister said sentiments should be kept under check. I condemn this incident. The House has good tradition, sentiments should be kept under control.
I ask Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh to apologise for the misconduct of his party MLAs. Singh, however, stopped short of apologising. We do not approve of what happened in the Assembly today. But what happened in the MLAs hostel yesterday was also wrong, he said, referring to yesterday’s beef party.