Former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah called Mufti Mohammad the “architect of Gawkadal massacre.” He demanded setting up of Truth and Reconciliation Commission, to produce the facts.
Omar Abdullah also lashed out at the Centre and the PDP over the delay of rehabilitation of the flood victims saying that “At a time when the people of Kashmir have shown extraordinary resilience and character in uniting to fight against an unprecedented natural calamity, the attitude of neglect and indifference shown by the Central Government is extremely unfortunate. Enormous efforts need to be undertaken to rebuild thousands of homes, rebuild public infrastructure, rejuvenate our Tourism sector, our handicrafts sector and this callous approach towards these immediate needs is shocking to say the least.” He added that this is a typical example is how PDP played politics over the floods by asking for immediate early elections to mitigate the sufferings of the flood-victims only to tell us later that PDP was in no hurry to give the people of this State Government.”
“Be it the Gaw Kadal Massacre, the Bijbehara Massacre, the Hawal Massacre, the Handwara Massacre or the Mashalli Mohalla atrocities – the direct and active role of Mufti in each of these grave human rights violations is an established fact. In connivance with the brutal regime of Governor Jagmohan in Kashmir, Mufti Mohamamd Sayeed presided over the darkest phase in the history of the State by giving official shoot-at-sight orders to the security forces and the paramilitary forces,” NC Spokesman alleged.