Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah on Monday strongly reacted to Governor SP Malik’s remark on stone throwing saying stone throwers can’t be treated as militants and (we can’t) randomly keep shooting them.
In an interview to Hindustan Times Governor Malik had claimed that the former chief minister’s of J&K—Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti—“agree privately that civilians should not pelt stones or rush to encounter sites but don’t say so publicly.”
In a series of tweets Omar questioned Malik’s remarks and said “how the governor could know what he (Omar) was thinking about?”
“How does Gov Malik know what I think about anything? Is he quoting a conversation I’ve had with him privately? Are my calls being monitored? Is my office/residence bugged? He owes me, if not @MehboobaMufti Sahiba an explanation,” Omar wrote on Twitter.
“Let me say this publicly so that Governor Sahib is under no confusion – civilians should not throw stones & should not rush to encounter sites. I’m not saying this publicly for the first time & it won’t be the last time I’m saying this,” Omar said.
“At the same time we can’t treat stone throwers as terrorists & randomly keep shooting them but that’s a conversation for another day. Right now I’m curious to know how Governor Malik Sb knows what I think privately,” Omar added.