Srinagar: Opposition National Conference’s working president Omar Abdullah on Monday questioned the handling of students’ protests by the Jammu and Kashmir government, led by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.
“I hope @MehboobaMufti has thought through the implications of mass student protests across the valley. This is a deeply worrying situation (sic),” the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister wrote on his Twitter handle.
“Why could all colleges/universities not have been closed for a few days after the Pulwama clashes? Is @MehboobaMufti not alert to situation? (sic),” he wrote in another tweet after college students across the Valley took to the streets.
The students were protesting against the alleged high- handedness of security forces while dealing with a similar protest at the Pulwama degree college on Saturday. Scores of students were injured in the resulting clashes over the weekend.
Omar has been a vocal critic of the Mehbooba-led government alleging that it had failed to provide leadership and direction to the people of the state.
“Every day we get more evidence of @MehboobaMufti’s complete failure to provide any leadership and direction in J&K leading to this drift,” Omar wrote on the microblogging website while commenting on the police advisory to its personnel asking them not to visit their homes, especially in south Kashmir.