Omar Angry Over ‘selective Outrage’

Omar Angry Over ‘selective Outrage’

20 March 2013
Rising Kashmir


Jammu: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of Suhail Ahmad Sofi by gunmen last night and was angry over selective outrage. “Suhail was chased by militants and he entered a mosque for refuge but the militants shot him inside the mosque and killed the young boy there”, Omar told Assembly while making a statement about the incident. Expressing grief over the killing of the young person, he also put across his dismay over the behaviour of a particular faction of members who raise voices vehemently against the similar incidents in which security men are involved but keep mum when militants kill innocent people. “If this kind of killing had been committed by forces they would have torn out their clothes, castigated the country and asked me to give the answer for bleeding of innocent blood”, he said and questioned their double standard over such killings. Omar said innocent killing either by forces or by militants are equally condemnable and any discriminated or unfair behaviour by certain members in this regard is unjustifiable and amounts to lopsided approach by them aimed at appeasement. “Had this incident taken place in the hands of security forces these members would have pulled the mikes, broken the tables and created hue and cry in the Assembly”, he said and ridiculed this type of behaviour. “Shedding of innocent blood and killings of people are ‘killings’ either committed by security forces or by militants and should be condemned in unequivocal terms without any discrimination”, he maintained. Earlier, Omar also tweeted on the issue saying that the opposition reacts only when security forces are involved in an incident. 'If security forces are found responsible for any bloodshed and deaths, opposition raises its voice and creates a ruckus in the House. But today, when militants have killed a young boy, there is silence. No one is protesting against it,' he said.