Srinagar, August 5 : Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today called the celebration of August 5 as hypocrisy while not even allowing the other leaders to discuss what is happening in J&K.
“BJP displaying its hypocrisy. They can gather & celebrate. The rest of us can’t even meet to discuss what’s happening in J&K,” he said in a tweet.
In one of the series of the tweets, he wrote, “One year later the authorities are still too afraid to allow us to meet much less carry out any normal political activity. This fear speaks volumes about the true situation on the ground in Kashmir.”
He also tweted, “Clearly the meeting is not being allowed to go ahead. The BJP gets to announce a 15 day celebration to mark 5th Aug & a handful of us aren’t allowed to meet in my father’s lawn. So much for BJP national leaders wondering why there is no political activity.”
Regarding the meeting called by Dr Farooq Abdullah, he wrote, “One year on, this is Gupkar road today – police vehicles opposite our gates, concertina wire strung across the road at regular intervals & no vehicles allowed. My father had called a meeting of leaders of mainstream parties to deliberate on the current situation.”