Pakistan Not To Blame For Kashmir Unrest, Claims Omar Abdullah, Former Chief Minister

Omar Abdullah Sparks Controversy Again, Gives A Clean Chit To Pakistan


Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister today gave a clean chit to Pakistan, saying that it cannot be blamed for the unrest in the Kashmir Valley, and instead, blamed the Centre for being “ignorant” of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Don’t be under the false impression that the unrest you are seeing in Kashmir has been ignited by Pakistan. We found that some people at the Centre willingly or unwillingly wanted to keep themselves ignorant about the situation in Kashmir. It was easy for them to blame Pakistan,” he said today while addressing the media.

Omar added that it was “our mistakes” that have led to the situation in Kashmir.

“We told the Centre to act on the promises that it has made to Jammu and Kashmir. We kept trying to make them understand that the unrest in Kashmir has not been created by Pakistan. It is the result of our mistakes,” he said.

Omar Adbdullah’s statements come even after it has been proved that Jamat-ud-Dawa Chief, Hafiz Saeed – who is said to be based in Pakistan- has been pushing in money from across the border to fund the unrest in the valley. (Read: MHA Busts Saeed Finance Module)

This is the third controversial statement coming from the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister in the past one week.

On Thursday, Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah alleged that statements made by Union Ministers after the surgical strikes have lead to an increase in Pakistan backed terror attacks.

Omar Abdullah had also suggested holding a dialogue with Pakistan to reduce tension between the two countries.