Omar, Mirwaiz express shock over death of tourist in stone pelting

Last Modified Tuesday, 8 May 2018 (11:36 IST)
Srinagar: Working president of the main opposition (NC) Abdullah and chairman of moderate (HC) Moulvi Omar Farooq have expressed their shock and anguish over the killing of a in 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 while we glorify these stone pelters & their methods" former Chief minister 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)