Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stone-pelting in Kashmir remark has invited sharp criticism from National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah on Sunday.
Addressing a rally in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, Modi said troopers from Himachal Pradesh are targeted by stone-pelters in Kashmir.
Taking a dig at the Indian PM, former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted: “On the campaign trail, PM Modi highlighting the failure of his ally Mehbooba Mufti and her administration.”
On the campaign trail PM Modi highlighting the failure of his ally @MehboobaMufti and her administration. https://t.co/zmxLS0FYvW
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) November 5, 2017
Last year, the then defence minister Manohar Parrikar had claimed that since the big currency ban, “terror funding” has come down to zero and there hasn’t been stone-throwing on security forces in Kashmir.
“Earlier, there were rates – Rs. 500 for stone pelting (on security forces in Kashmir) and Rs. 1,000 for doing something else. PM has brought terror funding to zero,” Parrikar said.