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Shelling exposes Pak frustration after failure to get response on Kashmir: Omar Abdullah

There was no reason to violate the ceasefire. It was a deliberate attempt from Pak side to target the civilian areas.

By: Press Trust of India | Jammu | Published: October 6, 2014 4:19 pm
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah addresses a press confrence in Srinagar on Friday, Sept 12, 2014. (Source: PTI Photo) When people should be getting Eid greetings from the Pakistan side, they have gifted them with bombs, he said. (Source: PTI)

Condemning the shelling on civilians in Arnia region of Jammu that left five dead, J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said that targeting of civilian areas exposed the frustration of the Pakistani government after its failure to gain international attention on the Kashmir issue.

“They (the Pakistani leadership) have nothing else to speak, but only Kashmir. Whenever they go abroad, they try to raise only Kashmir issue, but every time they miserably fail to get international attention. The cross-border shelling is an indication of their frustration,” he told reporters after meeting civilians injured in the shelling at the Government Medical College Hospital here.

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Omar strongly condemned the firing and said, “Either we are unable to understand Pakistan’s motive behind the increase in the incidents of ceasefire violations or the internal situation in Pakistan is so bad that by targeting Indian side they want to divert the attention of their own people from their internal turmoil.”

The Chief Minister said that at a time when people of Jammu and Kashmir should be getting Eid greetings from the Pakistan side, the Pakistani army has gifted them with bombs.

“There was no reason to violate the ceasefire. It was a deliberate attempt from the Pakistani side to target the civilian areas. The death and injury to so many innocent civilians is a part of their nefarious designs,” he said.

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  1. M
    Oct 6, 2014 at 6:56 pm
    Cold blooded murder of five Indian civilians is clear cut case of war crime by stan.For such heinous stani army should apologize .
    1. J
      James Whitaker
      Oct 6, 2014 at 3:16 pm
      If civilians die it does not matter, but if a neta gets killed or attacked then they give marching orders to the army to be lined up on the border- Modi, BJP cadre, congress thieves, MMS, Sonia, they all represent just one category of people- rascals!!
      1. Rahul Seth
        Oct 6, 2014 at 3:23 pm
        very well said
        1. Nallavan Virumandi
          Oct 7, 2014 at 11:59 am
          At last thanks much for letting us know that you too can spill some truth. Thanks!