Moments after the chief minister Omar Abdullah termed 2010 killings as his ‘biggest regret’, the families of the youth killed during the summer unrest of 2010 said the year became main reason for Omar’s party to witness whitewash during the present state elections.
Mohammad Ashraf Matoo, the father of slain Tufail Matoo told KNS that Omar’s non- serious approach towards the killing of youth was ‘incorrigible’ and that he never took any pains in giving justice to the families who lost their children during the 2010.
“I believe that Omar is the main culprit for 2010 killings. It was he, who ordered the massacre of children. He could have saved our dear ones but he didn’t,” said Mohammad Ashraf Matoo.
He added that the families of those who have lost their kids have been devastated and it was the chief minister who is responsible for whatever is happening to his party at present. “Our woes would never go waste. He will be punished one day for what he has done to us,” Matoo added.
Farooq Ahmad Wani, father of slain teenager Wamiq Farooq says Omar’s regret at present caries no weight as he did nothing to give the affected families the justice.
“We didn’t even bother to assure action. He labeled the teen age children as drug addicts and stone pelters and legitimized their killings. His words now are nothing but cry of a thief. Our tears would never go waste. I had a firm belief that one day Omar will regret but that will be too late for him,” Farooq said, adding that the families of the slain teenagers have been devastated and every day the mornings start with the mourning.
Abdul Qayoom, father of slain Umer Qayoom, says he remembers the day when he approached Omar Abdullah for justice and he ordered his peons to take us out of the office.
“I along with my daughter went to the office of Omar Abdullah this year. We didn’t want jobs but only registration of FIR into the killing of my son. My daughter wept before Omar but he had no regrets. He threw us out of his office,” Qayoom said.
More than 120 people with most of them youth were killed during the summer unrest of 2010.
Omar Abdullah a day ahead of election results termed 2010 a biggest blunder of his tenure as the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir.