Omar condemns killing of youth in Army firing

Last Updated: Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 14:22

Srinagar: Condemning the killing of a
youth in an Army operation in Kupwara district, Jammu and
Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday said the incident
could have been avoided if a "suggestion" made by him at a
meeting of the Unified Headquarters had been implemented.

However, he did not elaborate as to what the
suggestion was.

"How can one not condemn the death of 21-year-old
Manzoor at the hands of the Army late last night. Another
needless death in a bloody Kashmir," Omar posted on
micro-blogging site Twitter.

Omar said he was trying to understand the circumstances
in which the youth was killed but was not getting enough
answers to his many questions.

"Have been trying to understand the circumstances.
Lots of questions but not enough answers at the moment," he
said.

Omar said he was upset with the knowledge that the
incident could have been avoided if a suggestion he had made
at the Unified Headquarters, the top security forum which
includes heads of all security agencies active in the state,
had been implemented.

"I am even more upset with the knowledge that if a
suggestion of mine, made in the Unified Command (sic), could
have avoided this incident," he posted.

The Chief Minister has off late started using Twitter
to convey his views.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 14:22

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