J&K: Omar Abdullah govt completes 5 years today

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Srinagar, Jan 5: It has been a roller coaster ride for Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah led- National Conference (NC)-Congress coalition government, who on Sunday completed five years in office.

At the age of 38, Omar assumed office as the youngest 11th chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir on January 5, 2009 after forming coalition government with the Congress.

The National Conference-Congress coalition government headed by Omar Abdullah took charge of the state following elections which took place after the Amarnath land row agitation in 2008 that had threatened to divide the state.

Omar was seen as a ray of hope by the youth to bring it out of the quagmire that has dogged it since eruption of militancy.

Omar Abdullah govt has finally entered the last year of its tenure.

The biggest test of Omar government came in 2010 when protests against alleged fake encounter killing of three youths by army in Macchil area of the Kupwara district lead to a vicious cycle of violence that left over 120 youths dead in five months.

In 2013, Omar Abdullah government achieved success in some major issues like Panchayat polls, State Accountability Commission, Right to Information and Public Services Guarantee Act and Grievance redressal cell - Awaz-e-Awam.

Besides, power generation has gone up.

However, there were some failures as well like Kishtwar violence and Shopian killings.

With a mixed bag of achievements and failure, Omar Abdullah govt has finally entered the last year of its tenure.

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