Govt has no moral responsibility to rule, if it thinks civilian killings are not an issue: Omar

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In a scathing attack on the ruling dispensation, former chief minister and opposition National Conference leader, Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said the government has no moral responsibility to rule if it thinks that civilian killings were not an issue.
While staging a walkout from the assembly, Abdullah said that people are getting killed. “If government thinks that civilian killings are not an issue then this government has no moral responsibility to rule,” he said.
Accusing the government of killing civilians, while referring to yesterday’s killing of 22-year-old in south Kashmir’s Khudwani, Omar said that the slain had no gun. “Yesterday, this person who was killed hadn’t picked up any gun. He had bullet on his throat. Even ruling minister acknowledged it. Are bullets fired on the ground or air? We wanted to ask CM,” he said.
Abdullah said that during his tenure such killings also happened and he knew how these incidents pain. “Today on the killing, we sought answer from government. We, instead of reading it in newspapers, wanted the CM to tell the same thing in the assembly. But she didn’t come. She came in the house when I took up the issue,” he said.
Abdullah also mocked at the government for claiming that situation was under control in the state.

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