Rasheed questions Omar’s intentions about Norwegian Ex Prime Minister’s visit to Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 27: Former legislator Engineer Rasheed Tuesday expressed surprise over Omar Abdullah’s asking New Delhi “What are Norwegians up to in Kashmir”.
Er. Rasheed said “Every Kashmiri should welcome the track II diplomacy as it is the Kashmiris who are the worst sufferers. Omer Abdullah by questioning the visit of Norwegian former Prime Minister to the both sides of Jammu & Kashmir has not only tried to sabotage the track two diplomacy but his statement will certainly put current BJP regime to defensive and the major political parties in India will use Omar Abdullah’s statement as evidence against BJP of involving third party mediation to resolve Kashmir dispute, thus giving BJP and excuse to run away from initiating meaningful dialogue between stake holders.”
“It is strange that Omar Abdullah rather welcoming the efforts of Norwegian government has tried to give an ammunition to anti Kashmiri forces and hawkish elements just to gain sympathy in certain quarters in Delhi”.
Er. Rasheed added “It is unfortunate that neither NC is serious and sincere to fight even for restoration of Autonomy nor is ready to encourage the efforts being carried out by Norwegians and others to get Kashmir issue resolved”.
Pertinently, Omar Abdullah on Monday evening tweeted: “What are the Norwegians up to in Kashmir? Would either @SushmaSwaraj ji or Doval ji care to put the visit of the former Norwegian PM to both sides of the divided state in the correct context or do we have to rely on rumours & conjecture?”
However, in another tweet Omar wrote: “Please show me where in my tweet I’ve said or even hinted I’m upset? All I’m asking is for some clarity as to what is happening. Please don’t use my shoulder to fire the gun of your agenda. For the record I’m NOT upset in the least & welcome any initiative to break the ice.” (CNS)