Omar Abdullah links Parrikar's 'Ikhwanis' remark with Sopore attacks

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Srinagar, Jun 13: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today sought to link the spate of terror attacks in Sopore area with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's alleged remark about revival of 'Ikhwanis', an outfit of reformed militants in the state.

Omar also alleged that it was the "RSS agenda" to evict Muslims from the Jammu region of the state.

Omar Abdullah links Parrikar's 'Ikhwanis' remark with Sopore attacks.
"The Defence minister says that militants will be used for killing militants here. What does it mean? That they will give a rebirth to Ikhwaan (government-sponsored gunmen).

Since his (Parrikar's) statement came, see the situation in Sopore. Someone is being killed there regularly. This is because of this government," Omar said addressing a rally here.

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Omar today took out a massive rally against the PDP-BJP government. The National Conference Working President alleged that the state government was working on the agenda of RSS.

"I had not lent my support (to PDP) because I was power hungry. I had power for six years and was ready to sit in the opposition. But I was worried that the you (chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed) wanted to join your hands... the RSS would prove to be a deadly poison for the state. And it is really getting proved today.

"These days various orders are being given. Many have indulged in looting of forest produce. It has happened in Kashmir, Ladakh, Kargil and Jammu as well.

But when you start an inquiry, you take the names of only a few areas in Jammu. Why? You know it fully. It is only RSS agenda to evict Muslims from there. This is their politics," Omar said adding "we will not let this to succeed".

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He said the decisions of the state government were taken at Nagpur -- an apparent reference to RSS headquarters.

"In our time the state had two capitals-- Jammu and Srinagar-- but now it has one only -- Nagpur. No decision is taken here. They are taken in Nagpur first. Have the people given 28 seats to Sayeed for this?" Omar questioned.

Taking another swipe at Sayeed, Omar said the chief minister seems to believe that Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan was the solution to every problem in the state.

"We (Omar government) had brought tourists here. Sayeed made a flood announcement and tourism wound up from the state. There is no one staying in hotels or shikaras.

No one is coming here but Sayeed went to Mumbai to get Shahrukh Khan here. He seems to think that Khan is the solution to every problem here.

"Had it really been that, I would have myself said that Khan should be made the chief minister of this state. What is the benefit of Sayeed then?" he asked.

PTI 

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