Pampore attack: Omar Abdullah says militants don’t want Kashmiri youth to be self-reliant

The militants on Monday attacked the EDI building in Pampore for the second time this year with the first attack taking place in February.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Updated: October 18, 2016 12:02 pm
pampore, pampore attack, omar abdullah, kashmir, kashmir militants, kashmir militancy, kashmir youth, omar abdullah on attack, terror attack pampore Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah addresses an election campaign rally for National Conference candidate Sharifuddin Shariq at Rafiabad in Baramulla district. PTI Photo

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday hit out at militants for targeting the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI), saying the ultras don’t want young Kashmiri boys and girls to stand on their feet.

“All the EDI ever did was to train young Kashmiri boys and girls to stand on their own feet and not seek government jobs. Militants don’t like that!” Omar tweeted.

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The militants on Monday attacked the EDI building in Pampore for the second time this year with the first attack taking place in February.

“No wonder for the 2nd time this year they have attacked the institute.They want young Kashmiris to be subservient and bitter not self-reliant,” Omar added.

Two to three militants are believed to have entered into the building of Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) in the wee hours.

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Militants had targeted the EDI building in February this year as well.Two soldiers, including an officer, a civilian employee of the Institute and three militants were killed in that operation that lasted 48 hours.

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    AK KI
    Oct 10, 2016 at 7:29 am
    What do you means Mr. Omarlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;“All the EDI ever did was to train young Kashmiri boys and girls to stand on their own feet and not seek government jobs. Militants don’t like that!” Omar tweeted.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Kashmiri youth should not do Government Jobs? Both government and non-government jobs will give the prosperity for kashmiris.
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    mytake
    Oct 10, 2016 at 6:05 am
    They want them to remain uneducated, miss out on jobs and naturally finding no other alternatives - join them!
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    Arvind Nayyar
    Oct 10, 2016 at 6:20 am
    What is your opinion?and so do Kashmiri politicians
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    rajendra bansal
    Oct 10, 2016 at 7:14 am
    He speaks as per the situations suits his survival interests... This time around he couldn't escape not talking against the brave security forces... so much so for the kashmiri youth..
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    Mano
    Oct 10, 2016 at 6:50 am
    Finally a word of compion for the kashmiri youth. Till now for barkha dutt, omar and other politicians, so long as the youths of kashmiris are ready to lay their lives withour demanding a case or investigation or a post mortem on their death just like the way a suicide bomber would, then the kashmiri issues would seem real and genuine to them. It is not enough to delink the terrorist and kashmiri youths, but ir is also important to register cases for the death of the youths and move investigations. The highly paid media and the politicians and the BBC with their UK queen's viewpoints, only want the people who receive love to get more loveby enjoying arts and more selfies, and completely ignore the youths. Caring for youths begins with encouraging questions from them not merely obedience and education system.
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    Subba Rao Venkata Vure
    Oct 10, 2016 at 6:59 am
    Mr. Omar Abdullah some times talks correctly.
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    Vihar C
    Oct 10, 2016 at 12:09 pm
    From What i Understand. Its ok for omar abdulla if militants attack governament buildings and police stations. These anti nationals must be killed.
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