BJP miffed at opposition parties over Kashmir unrest meeting

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016,15:51 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Jammu | BJP today attacked NC leader Omar Abdullah for “absolving” Pakistan of its role in the current turmoil in the Kashmir Valley and accused the opposition parties of “aggravating the prevailing situation” to destabilise the coalition government in the state.

Hitting out at the opposition parties a day after their meeting to discuss the Kashmir unrest, BJP also said it was not the time to have dialogue with Pakistan or any other individuals or groups on the Jammu and Kashmir issues.

“Leaders like Omar Abdullah, Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami and Congress leaders who participated in yesterday’s meeting of opposition parties in Srinagar are trying to fish in troubles waters,” BJP state spokesperson Virender Gupta alleged.
He claimed that none of the leaders had played any effective role in pacifying the situation.
“Instead of playing a constructive role these leaders remained engaged in instigating the people and aggravating the prevailing situation.

“Omar Abdullah’s tweets on a daily basis gave support to the ongoing agitation led by the extremists and terrorist groups at the behest of Pakistan,” he alleged.

Targeting Congress, the BJP leader said, “It was obvious from the statements of Ghulam Nabi Azad and P Chidambaram that Congress was acting behind the scene in organizing the present meeting to take the benefit of the existing situation and destabilize the PDP-BJP coalition government in the state.

Gupta criticized Omar for “absolving” Pakistan and “downplaying” its role in creation of the present situation, “whereas it is well known and amply clear from the statements of Pakistan Prime Minister, its President, Army Chief and other functionaries, apart from the leaders of the terrorist groups, that Pakistan and terrorist groups operating from there are mainly responsible for the present situation in the Valley.