I waited for Omar to call back: Mehbooba on Valley unrest

JAMMU: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today countered the charge that the opposition was not taken on board during last year’s unrest, saying she had tried to contact National Conference leaders Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah but failed.

She said in the Legislative Assembly that she had called Omar but was told that “he would call her back. And I waited but the call never came.

“I also called Farooq (Abdullah) sahab when he returned from London after his treatment and again I was told that he will call me back but again no call came.”

Mehbooba was counter the charge by Omar, her predecesor, that he was not taken on board during the unrest.

Apparently referring to the 2010 unrest that took place during NC-Congress rule, she said Omar was fortunate as his father was there to defend him to say that ‘my son is there in Kashmir fighting the Pakistan for India’. (AGENCIES)