Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has strongly condemned the Ramban firing incident and immediately took up the issue with the Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde claiming excessive use of force against unarmed protestors was totally ‘unacceptable’.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah led cabinet meeting also took strong note of the killings and awarded 5 lakh compensation to the kith and kin of deceased.
But the bigger question is looming large in the minds of the local villagers in the Ramban area which had witnessed mayhem.
The common question people in the area are posing why Chief Minister Omar Abdullah cannot travel to the remote area of Gool in Ramban district and share the grief of members of the families whose families have lost their bread earners in the firing incident.
It is probably because of this very reason the state government agencies have advised the Chief Minister not to venture in there in the sensitive area as his visit may once again become rallying point for locals there and provoke a situation. Interestingly, the state govt had prevented assembly of politicians in the area and stopped their movement when the passions were running high.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah may have avoided visiting the area for this reason as by visiting the area he may have invited wrath of the other political parties as his govt had prevented their entry in the area.