Jammu and Kashmir Lok Sabha Elections

‘Gul Mohd Mir's Assassination Only Confirms What I’d Feared’: Omar Abdullah Pins Blame On Central Government Over 'decision Of Security Withdrawal'

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Published:

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  • National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said that they had warned the Centre against withdrawing the security arrangement of the leaders in the valley
  • Terrorists killed BJP's district vice-president Gul Mohammed Mir in his house in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Saturday night
  • He also said that the NC wrote a letter to the Election Commission expressing their concern.

Following the assassination of BJP's district vice-president Gul Mohammed Mir, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said that they had warned the government against withdrawing the security arrangement of the leaders in the valley. He has also said that the NC wrote a letter to the Election Commission expressing their concern.

Taking to Twitter, Omar accused the senior leaders of the BJP of bragging about a 'foolish decision' and the Centre of carrying forward a decision that was opposed by Central Intelligence agencies as well as the state of Jammu and Kashmir.  In a series of tweet Omar also posted the letter his party wrote to the EC. 

READ: PM Modi Condemns Killing Of BJP Leader Gul Mohammed Mir, Says 'his Contribution Towards Party Will Always Be Remembered'

Earlier, he also condemned the killing of BJP leader Gul Mohammad Mir, saying "I condemn this dastardly act of violence & pray for the soul of the departed, Allah Jannat naseeb karey".

Security of political activists, including the elder Mir, was withdrawn on the orders of the chief secretary in February despite opposition from various stakeholders in the state. 

Meanwhile, as per the police, three terrorists came to Gul Mohd Mir's house in Nowgam, Verinag area and asked for the keys for his car. While driving the vehicle away, they pumped bullets into Mir. He was popularly known as 'Atal' in the area. Additionally, Governor Satya Pal Malik ordered an inquiry headed by state chief secretary B V R Subrahmanyam to "identify lapses". 

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