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Sayeed responsible for rising intolerance in Kashmir: Omar

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Dec 2015 12:00 AM GMT

SRIGAR, Dec 5: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday held his successor Mufti Muhammad Sayeed responsible for “rising incidents of intolerance” in the state.

He also accusing the ruling PDP-BJP dispensation for “commul incidents” and creating a regiol divide.

“We had offered him (Sayeed) unconditiol support to form the government in the state, despite political differences. But he choose a saffron party to ally with,” Abdullah said at a function to pay tributes to tiol Conference’s founder and his grandfather Sheikh Abdullah here.

He said Sayeed’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by forming the coalition with Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP) has “encouraged” commul groups to aggressively implement their agenda.

“Sayeed asked votes from people by creating fear pyschosis about BJP storming to power, but later betrayed people by shaking hands with same party,” he added.

Abdullah claimed regiol divide between different provinces in the state has increased during the present regime.

“Our party (NC) believes in commul harmony and will act as bridge between all regions of Jammu and Kashmir,” he asserted.

He termed Sheikh Abdullah, as “tallest leader of Kashmir” and said he (Sheikh) was symbol of Hindu-Muslim unity in the state. The former chief minister expressed optimism about upcoming visit of Exterl Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to Pakistan and hoped it would revive the stalled dialogue process. (IANS)


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