Omar Abdullah slams 'disdainful' Union Minister Naqvi for claiming Kashmiri youth's success

Omar Abdullah in a file photo. AFP

Omar Abdullah in a file photo. AFP

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has lashed out at Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, saying it was "disdainful" of him to claim that the success of Kashmiri youth in civil services was due to the NDA government at the Centre.

"How disrespectful and disdainful of @naqvimukhtar to claim the success of Kashmiri youth as some sort of NDA achievement.#shame," Omar wrote on Twitter.

The former chief minister was responding to the reported remarks of Naqvi that "youths in Kashmir earlier joined ISIS. They have now started joining the IAS (Indian Administrative Service)".

Naqvi had said this was because of the NDA government at the Centre.

"Actually Kashmiris joined the civil services LONG before the NDA existed & will join long after the NDA disappears!" Omar said.

Updated Date: Jun 07, 2016 16:07 PM

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