Congress backs Omar Abdullah, says Kashmir unrest not a ‘law and order’ issue

Congress backs Omar Abdullah, says Kashmir unrest not a ‘law and order’ issue

SRINAGAR: Coming out in support of National Conference (NC) chief Omar Abdullah for saying that the problem in the Valley is a political one and cannot be handled administratively, the Congress on Sunday said it would be wrong to consider the Kashmir unrest a matter of ‘law and order’.
Reports said that Congress leader Meem Afzal said all the opposition parties in the Parliament stood firm with Abdullah’s statement.
“If you think the issue of Jammu and Kashmir is a law and order matter, then you are wrong. Kashmir is not an issue of law and order. It is a political issue and we should see how to progress with a solution,” he was quoted as saying.
He questioned the government of India’s response to the allegations that Pakistan was responsible for the uprising in Kashmir.
“When we tell this to the government, it says Pakistan is involved in it. If Pakistan is involved in it, then what is the government, our Home Ministry and our Army doing? The people will ask if Pakistan is sponsoring it then why aren’t you stopping it. The government should understand its responsibility,” he added.

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