Pathankot attack: Omar Abdullah attacks PM Modi over speech on Yoga

Omar also criticised the authorities in Punjab for not making emergency evacuation arrangements for injured soldiers at the scene of deadly suicide attack in Pathankot.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Published:January 3, 2016 7:55 pm
Narendra Modi, Modi Yoga, Yoga modi, Omar abdullah modi, Pathankot Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks after inaugurating the International Conference on Frontiers in Yoga Research and its Applications in Jigani, near Bangalore, India, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. (Source: AP)

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for talking about Yoga at a time when an encounter with terrorists was raging on at Pathankot Air Base.

“Business as usual is all well and good but a speech about Yoga while an encounter rages at an Air Base in #Pathankot seems totally out of sync,” Omar wrote on Twitter. He was referring to the Prime Minister’s address at a Yoga conference in Karnataka.

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Omar also criticised the authorities in Punjab for not making emergency evacuation arrangements for injured soldiers at the scene of deadly suicide attack in Pathankot.

“Really? A 24+ hour long operation and we don’t have any critical care ambulances for our brave soldiers?” he said.

He was responding to reports that an injured NSG jawan was rushed to a hospital in a car. Omar also expressed condolences over the death of security force personnel in the Pathankot attack.

“Sorry to hear about the deaths of our brave security force personnel in the #PathankotAttack. Prayers for the deceased & their families. RIP,” he said.