Kishtwar violence: Omar Abdullah hits back at BJP

J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday hit back at BJP for criticising the state government over the handling of Kishtwar communal violence.

Last Updated: Aug 12, 2013, 15:36 PM IST

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday hit back at BJP for criticising the state government over the handling of Kishtwar communal violence, saying it should recount its response to 2002 Gujarat riots.

"Three unfortunate deaths - one Hindu, two Muslim and we`ve a judicial inquiry with my Minister resigning. Would the BJP care to recount 2002 response(?)" Omar asked.

"Would (Arun) Jaitley be so kind as to inform (the) Parliament whether the (then) Gujarat Home Minister or MoS Home resigned or even offered to (resign) in 2002!" he said.

Calling the BJP leaders "hypocrites", Omar said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi waited for days to call out Army for controlling the riots in his state and has not apologised for it so far.

"Oh that`s right, they can`t because their star PM hopeful waited for days to call out the Army and has yet to apologise. Hypocrites(!)" the Chief Minister wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.com.

BJP had yesterday slammed as "undemocratic" its leader Arun Jaitley being stopped at Jammu airport from visiting riot-hit Kishtwar and accused the Jammu and Kashmir government of not allowing the truth to come out in the communal clashes.

PTI