Omar Abdullah criticises attack on Tanzanian student, takes a dig at Mehbooba and Anupam Kher


Omar Abdullah, former J& K CM

Omar Abdullah, former J& K CM

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has strongly criticised the vicious mob attack on a Tanzanian student in Bengaluru.  He  said that incidents like these  cause irreparable damage to relations with African countries. “None of our fancy government summits in Delhi will undo the damage done to relations with countries in Africa by incidents like #Bangalore,” he wrote on Twitter.

The National Conference working president was reacting to the incident in Bengaluru where a Tanzanian woman student was allegedly beaten up and stripped by a mob in a case of “mistaken identity” after a woman was mowed down by a car . The 21-year-old Tanzanian, who is  reportedly doing her Bachelor of Business Management course, was dragged out of the car in which she was seated along with her three friends.

As  Jammu and Kashmir still waits for a government, Omar lashed out the  People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti over delay in Government formation with its ally the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), He  said that he can’t understand why she didn’t feel the need to ask the Centre to take a Confidence Building Measure (CBM) before her father died.

“The only thing I don’t get in all this is why Mehbooba didn’t feel the need to ask for this before Mufti Sb died???” Mr Abdullah, who is the working president of National Conference (NC), wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
He was reacting to Ms Mufti’s comment after meeting Governor, which read, “Before formation of new J&K Govt, I want Central Govt to take some confidence building measures.”

Reacting on veteran actor Anupam Kher comment hinting that his travel permit was denied by Pakistan because he is a Kashmiri Pandit, Omar said the denial could be because he hasn’t submitted an application for a visa to the Pakistan High Commission. “But sir it could also be because you haven’t submitted an application to the Pak High Commission for a visa, no,” Abdullah wrote. He was reacting to Kher’s comment which read, “The reason could be either I am a Kashmiri Pandit, or because I have spoken on intolerance debate”.