Omar unhappy over row involving Kashmiri students in Meerut

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today expressed regret that BJP was making withdrawal of sedition charges against Kashmiri students in Meerut an election issue.Participating in the two-day India Today conclave here,
omar unhappy over row involving kashmiri students...
PTI 08 Mar 2014, 06:53 PM IST
New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today expressed regret that BJP was making withdrawal of sedition charges against Kashmiri students in Meerut an election issue.

Participating in the two-day India Today conclave here, Omar argued that if youngsters from any other part of the country would have cheered for Pakistan, it would not have been noticed.

“But the fact is that these people are from Kashmir automatically changes the context,” he said.  Omar said the students should not be confused about their identity but even if they are confused, it does not call for slapping of sedition charge.

“The university has taken administrative action against them. And it should have been allowed to rest there,” he said.  

The Chief Minister said his worry now was that the BJP was making it an election issue. “67 kids becoming pawn to what is turning out to be pretty messy election is pretty unfortunate,” he said.

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