Srinagar, Apr 9: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference party vice president Omar Abdullah Monday asserted that the ensuing Lok Sabha elections provide Kashmiris with an opportunity to send credible and strong voices to parliament.
Flaying PM Narendra Modi for referring to the Kashmir problem as the “problem of two and a half district”, Omar said, “Today I saw PM in a televised interview saying that there is problem in Kashmir and the problem is confined to two and a half districts. Unfortunately people at the helm of affairs in Centre find it difficult to speak truth. If the issue of our state is confined to only two and a half district, why is it then our national highway connecting nine districts is being closed for civilian traffic for two days? If the problem is just confined to just two districts? Why was this imprudent step taken without giving a thought to the plight which the civilian go through?” he said.
Omar said if the problem is confined to just two districts, why doesn’t the central government revoke AFSPA then?
“Why isn’t the central government conducting assembly elections in the state? What is stopping them?” he said.