PDP calling Kashmiris to replicate Egypt: Omar

Omar tweeted hours after Mehbooba addressed a press conference to congratulate people of Egypt.

Last Updated: Feb 12, 2011, 20:57 PM IST

Srinagar: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday claimed that opposition PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti has called on "Kashmiris to replicate Egypt" and said it seems she
wants Army rule in Jammu and Kashmir.

"Mehbooba Mufti calls for Kashmiris to replicate
Egypt. Seems she wants Army rule as well since her party is in
Opposition now," Omar tweeted hours after Mehbooba addressed a
press conference where she congratulated the people of Egypt.

Last night, after Hosni Mubarak stepped down as the
Egyptian president, Omar wished to "wake up in peaceful
surroundings".

"With the hope that Egypt wakes up to a promise of a
government they deserve and we continue to wake up in peaceful
surroundings," he tweeted last night.

Omar`s latest tweet follows Mehbooba`s comment in
support of Egyptian people "for their victory".

"We congratulate the people of Egypt for their
victory. The role of Army there was laudable as it seemed that
they were protecting their people," she told reporters here.

Drawing parallels between the Egyptian protests and
last year`s summer unrest in Kashmir, Mehbooba said while the
people in the most populous Arab country were not charged with
any allegations, the leadership in the state has been dubbing
protesters here as "drug addicts and LeT agents".

PTI