Srinagar, Apr 17 (PTI) Opposition National Conference’s working president Omar Abdullah today questioned the handling of students’ protests by the Jammu and Kashmir government, led by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.
“I hope @MehboobaMufti has thought through the implications of mass student protests across the valley. This is a deeply worrying situation (sic),” the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister wrote on his Twitter handle.
“Why could all colleges/universities not have been closed for a few days after the Pulwama clashes? Is @MehboobaMufti not alert to situation? (sic),” he wrote in another tweet after college students across the Valley took to the streets.
The students were protesting against the alleged high- handedness of security forces while dealing with a similar protest at the Pulwama degree college on Saturday.
Scores of students were injured in the resulting clashes over the weekend.
Omar has been a vocal critic of the Mehbooba-led government alleging that it had failed to provide leadership and direction to the people of the state.
“Every day we get more evidence of @MehboobaMufti’s complete failure to provide any leadership and direction in J&K leading to this drift,” Omar wrote on the microblogging website while commenting on the police advisory to its personnel asking them not to visit their homes, especially in south Kashmir.