Jammu and Kashmir National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah on Thursday condemned the killing of young Nayeem by cow vigilantes in Bhadarwah last night, saying that the frequency and severity of cow vigilante violence has been a dreadful hallmark of Modi led central government.
While expressing sympathies with the grieved family, Omar said, “I urge the incumbent administration to initiate a time-bound inquiry into the incident and bring the perpetrators of the heinous crime to book. Meantime I also urge the people to maintain traditional camaraderie and brotherhood. In this hour of grief, I pray for strength to the bereaved to bear the loss,” he said.
Party vice president said that the self-anointed vigilantes knowing that there is no one to reprimand them are rampantly indulging in such gruesome acts. “The utter laid back attitude of the incumbent central and state government gives an impression that there is a tacit alliance between the two,” he said.
“The incident of Bhadarwah cannot be singled out; yesterday a Muslim in Assam was coerced to eat pork. Had the incumbent central government properly reined in these elements, such incidents would not have been recurring time and again,” he said.