Srinagar: Working president of the main opposition National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah and chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq have expressed their shock and anguish over the killing of a tourist in stone pelting in Kashmir.
" We've killed a tourist by throwing stones at the vehicle he was travelling in. Let's try and wrap our heads around the fact that we stoned a tourist, a guest, to death while we glorify these stone pelters & their methods" former Chief minister Omar Abdullah said in a tweet.
He further said " This young man from Chennai died in my constituency & while I don't support these goons, their methods or their ideology I'm deeply, deeply sorry that this happened at all & that too in an area I've been proud to represent since 2014".
"I'm also pained to know that among the injured from the stone pelting in Narbal is a young woman from Handwara in North Kashmir. I pray she & the others injured make a quick recovery", she further said in the tweet.
Mirwaiz Omar in a tweet said " Deeply saddened by the news of death of a tourist due to stone pelting. Condemn such hooliganism and rowdiness.It is totally against our ethos of treating tourists as respected guests and brings a bad name to the peoples movement".
A 22-year-old R Thirumany, son of Rajwali, resident of Chennai was killed and a local girl from Kupwara was injured when they were hit by stones at Narbal on Srinagar-Gulmarg road on Monday, when separatists had called for a strike against the killing of five civilians and as many militants of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) on Sunday in Shopian. (UNI)