Omar slams media for dubbing critics “anti-national” for questioning government over army casualties in Ladhak clashes with China

Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah outside his house talking to reporters after being released from detention after eighty months on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 PHOTO BY BILAL BAHADUR

New DELHI: National Conference Vice President and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday snubbed media for dubbing critics of the government “anti-national” who raise questions over the army casualties in clashes with China in Ladhak saying “this is what happen when media propagates the government line”.   Reacting to army casualties in clashes with China in Ladhak Omar said  “If the Chinese shoot dead an Indian army colonel and two jawans during a ‘de-escalation process’ imagine how escalated the situation must be in the first place”, adding that “s ince heard no shooting took place. The deaths were the result of violent scuffles and stone pelting. Regardless of the how & the way three Indian army personnel were killed by the Chinese in the line of duty.”  He also slammed the media “This is what happens when the media propagates the government line that asking questions is anti-national.”

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