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Security of political activists, including the elder Mir, was withdrawn on the orders of the chief secretary in February despite opposition from various stakeholders in the state.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