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Farooq Abdullah says death of jawans in Kupwara attack blown out of proportion to malign Muslim image

Farooq Abdullah Had Courted Controversy While Defending The Stone-pelting Youth In The Valley, Saying They Were Fighting For The Nation And For The Resolution Of The Kashmir Issue As Per The Wishes Of Its People.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vikas Mehta | Updated on: 29 Apr 2017, 07:01:09 PM
Death of jawans in Kupwara attack blown out of proportion, says Farooq (Source-ANI)

New Delhi:

National conference president Farooq Abdullah on Friday sparked another controversy, saying that death of death of Army personnel in Kupwara attack is being blown out of proportion while there was no hue and cry when 26 CRPF jawans were killed in Naxal attack in Sukma.

Abdullah said it is a conspiracy to malign the image of Muslims. “It's a conspiracy to flare up hatred against Muslims,” said Abdullah.

Earlier, Farooq Abdullah had courted controversy while defending the stone-pelting youth in the Valley, saying they were fighting for the nation and for the resolution of the Kashmir issue as per the wishes of its people.

But the remarks by the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister came in for sharp condemnation from the state's ruling coalition partners PDP and the BJP. The PDP had dubbed the remarks as "political opportunism" while the BJP had said it was "worrisome".

Abdullah won the Srinagar by poll elections but his supporters did not celebrated his victory to mark it as a respect to the eight youths who killed in firing by security forces on April 9. 

Also Read: Farooq Abdullah wins Srinagar LS bypolls, demands dismissal of Mufti govt in J&K

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First Published : 29 Apr 2017, 06:37:00 PM