Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday betrayed our forces and demanded compensation for stone pelters and Farooq Ahmad Dar. A video of Dar tied to a moving Army vehicle had gone viral in 2017. The incident occurred on 9 April — the day bypolls for the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat were being held in Budgam.
The National Conference working President also added that if Farooq Ahmed Dar was a stone pelter, then the Hurriyat would have adopted him.
While speaking in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, Omar Abdullah said,
“When state human rights commission took notice of it, compensation was announced but you (Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti) could not even give that. In written reply you said, if we give compensation it would mean forces are guilty. But the forces did their job. The person who tied him was given awards and medals. But the victim was felt to fend for himself. It would have been better, if he were a stone pelter, at least the Hurriyat would own him.”