‘Stone throwers can’t be treated as militants and shot randomly’
Srinagar: Former Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) President Omar Abdullah on Monday took potshots at the Governor Satya Pal Malik over the latter’s remark that the pro-India leaders publicly don’t tell youth to stay away from gunfight spots and stone throwing.
In a series of posts on his Twitter handle, the tech-savvy pro-India leader fired a volley of questions in response to Governor Malik’s interview to a New Delhi bases newspaper.
“How does Gov Malik know what I think about anything? Is he quoting a conversation I’ve had with him privately? Are my calls being monitored? Is my office/residence bugged? He owes me, if not @MehboobaMufti Sahiba an explanation,” Omar wrote in his first tweet.
In the second post, he argued that stone throwers can’t be treated as militants and randomly fired upon.
“Right now I’m curious to know how Governor Malik Sb knows what I think privately,” he adds.
In another tweet, the NC President writes “Let me say this publicly so that Governor Sahib is under no confusion – civilians should not throw stones & should not rush to encounter sites. I’m not saying this publicly for the first time & it won’t be the last time I’m saying this,”