SRINAGAR: Omar Abdullah on Friday posted the exclusive pictures of his parents on his twitter on their fiftieth wedding anniversary. While on photograph seemingly was taken soon Dr Farooq Abdullah married the British paramedic, the second picture seems more recent, perhaps from 2018 summer and was taken in the Tulip Garden of Srinagar.
“My mum will murder me for this but if not today then when!!,” Omar wrote on the micro-blogging site, the twitter, his main tool for communication for years now. “Happy 50th wedding anniversary to my parents. Love you both xx” The post was liked by more than 10 thousand twitter followers.
Molly and Dr Abdullah have met in London and married. For most of the time, Molly Abdullah stayed in Srinagar would oversee a hospital close to her residence at Gupkar. But after the militancy broke out, she left for London. She rarely visits Srinagar, especially on special occasions. She has kept a very low profile throughout her life in Kashmir despite the profile she has. Molly Abdullah has rarely been in public life in comparison to the immediate relatives of former and later Chief Ministers.
Dr Abdullah’s flamboyance apart, Molly has been a text book partner. In 2016 when Dr Farooq was seriously suffering a kidney crisis, it was his own wife who donated her kidney. It saw the return of the old Abdullah back to life, politics and controversies.
It triggered a lot of responses. Most of the party leaders using the social media have responded to it. But there were a few from other political parties. “Many happy returns. May they live long,” PDP leader Naeem Akhter wrote.
Added Anees Salman Soz: “Congratulations to them both! I know how amazing it is to have parents who have been together for so long (my parents celebrated a few years back). May they have a beautiful life ahead.” Soz has been with Congress, a party that his dad joined after he was expelled by Dr Abdullah for going against the party whip and voted against Vajpayee.
Some even tried to pull Omar’s legs virtually. “Happy parental marriage anniversary,” one of his followers Ramiz Lone wrote. “Can you celebrate yours or it will remain to be unsolved misery?”
Another of his followers, Ujwal, send him a screenshot of a newspaper report about militants seeking food in a Jammu village before they were killed in an encounter, with this caption: “Send some cake to your brothers as well. They are house hunting for food.”
Suyog, one of his followers commented: “They complete there 50 years together but did not allowed Kasmiri Hindu to stay in Kashmir for 50 days without violence. Happy wedding anniversary Kashmiri Hindu killer …..”
“Congratulations…,” Jagrati Gupta wrote. “But think about those who even didn’t get marry or didn’t celebrate even 1st, 2nd…. in j&k due to ur politics..Ur policies,..Ur favour to separatist n all..”