SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah on Friday criticised the administration for preponing the Eid-e-Milad holiday by one day.
“It shows how insensitive this LG administration is. Would they prepone the holiday in case of Diwali celebrations this year? The reason why it’s happening in J&K only is because they don’t respect the sentiments of the majority population,” he said while interacting with media persons here.
“Such happenings are very unfortunate. I don’t understand what makes them take such decisions. When our spokesperson highlighted the issue, the video byte was removed from the individual handles of news portals reportedly under pressure from the government. Rather than correcting their mistakes, they are silencing the voices critical of their insensitivity towards our people,” Omar said.
The NC leader, according to a party statement, offered Salatul-Jumu’ah at Asar-e-Sharief Dargah Hazratbal in view of the Eid-e-Milad un Nabi (SAW) observance. He joined thousands of other devotees in having a glimpse of the holy relic on the occasion.