Omar prefers silence on Shopian alleged fake encounter

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Omar Abdullah (National Conference)
Former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah

SRINAGAR — Amid the uproar over the alleged staged encounter of three civilians from Rajouri in Shopian last month, National Conference Vice President and former chief minister Omar Abdullah has maintained a complete silence on the killings.

Omar, who is always the first to tweet on the issues ranging from politics to other issues in Kashmir, has chosen not to utter a word on the killings even as most of the senior leaders from different parties including PDP, Peoples Conference and other smaller parties have voiced their concern over the killings.

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“He is the first person to tweet on everything under the sky. Wonder why has he maintained silence on the killings,” a local political analyst said.

While Omar has chosen not to speak on the issues, his party has issued a statement demanding time-bound probe into the killings.

“This silence on part of him (Omar) is conspicuous,” a former minister said.

Several senior political leaders including PC‘s Sajad Lone, JKAP President Altaf Bukhari, CPI-M leader MY Tarigami and others have raised concerns over the killings. Many of them have demanded a judicial and time-bound probe into the killings to bring truth to the fore.

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