Situation hasn’t reverted to ‘90s: Omar

Srinagar: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday sought to play down spurt in militancy-related incidents in Kashmir, saying situation has not reverted to the nineties.
“With just an incident or two, you are reacting in a manner as if situation has reverted to nineties,” Omar told a Delhi-based television channel.
He was responding to a question whether in wake of the recent attacks, militancy seems to be revitalizing in the Valley.
“Where has situation worsened? But at the same time, one has to realize that militancy is not over. There are still imprints of militants,” he said, adding, “You see, it speaks of our success. We are not giving them (militants) any space. Only yesterday, they attacked one of comrades but we caught them in few minutes.”
Such things, he said, will continue “but it does not mean situation is bad or it has worsened.”
“Last year also, impression was also sought to be created that situation has worsened. But when we compared figures, all parameters expect for casualty to forces showed declined. Overall violence was down by 20-30 percent,” the Chief Minister added.