Kashmir: All Party Delegation meet achieved nothing, says Omar Abdullah

The delegation issued a statement, appealing for peace in the Valley. Omar said if the delegation had to issue just an appeal, it could have done it without visiting the Valley.

By: Express Web Desk | Srinagar | Updated: September 7, 2016 6:44 pm
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National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said that the All Party Delegation (APD), which visited the unrest-hit Kashmir this week, achieved “nothing” and there is “no sense of urgency” to control the situation.

“I’m struggling to find a single achievement that the all party delegation can lay claim to after visiting J&K. Nothing comes to mind as yet!” Omar tweeted.

His tweet came shortly after the members of the delegation, which was headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, met in New Delhi to discuss the outcome of the two-day visit on September 4 and 5 to Kashmir.

The delegation issued a statement, appealing for peace in the Valley. Omar said if the delegation had to issue just an appeal, it could have done it without visiting the Valley. “If all they had to do was issue this tame & sterile appeal they could very easily have done so without wasting the time and money on a visit,” he said.

“75 people have died, 1000s of civilians & security personnel have been injured and there is no sense of urgency in getting a grip on things!” he added.

A unanimous statement of the APD released appealed to the people of the state to shun the path of violence and resolve all the issues through dialogue and discussion.

Earlier, Omar asked Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to own the “responsibility” for the current situation in the Valley. “It’s time for @MehboobaMufti to stop blaming everyone around her & take responsibility for mess J&K is in,” Omar said.

He was commenting on Mehbooba’s statement yesterday in which she had blamed separatists for the continuing violence.