It is no surprise that Omar Abdullah, the son of Farooq Abdullah. Omar has been caught, literally with his pants down on his ankles. He has been indicted in a sex scandal involving minor girls. Those who know the man are very aware of his hedonism, his adultery, and his fielty to the Nehru family.
On Tuesday (July 28), the PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig had linked Omar Abdullah with the infamous sex scandal that had rocked Kashmir in 2006. Consequently, Abdullah submitted his resignation to the Governor….In 2006, the CBI, the country’s federal police probing the sex scandal, arrested two former state ministers and lawmakers, but later freed them on bail.
Reportedly, girls, some of them minors, were said to have been supplied to politicians, bureaucrats and top brass of the state police.
No sooner than the racket was uncovered in 2006, violent protests across the Himalayan region were witnessed. The scandal is still under investigation by the authorities. (ANI).Siffy News
Omar Abdullah is the ignominious grandson of an illustrious father, Shaikh Abdullah. The Shaikh sold his soul to the Nehru family and made a Faustian deal with Delhi bartering away the freedom of millions of Kashmiris.
“I never knew they (PDP) will stoop so low. Finally, they have blurted out the thing about which they were pointing towards from years on. I know what has been said is mere allegation and it is false. And the law is that man is not guilty until proven so. This maxim might be true about the cases of murder and robbery. But in case of this allegation leveled against me it has reverse meaning. Here I am guilty until not proven innocent. The allegation is a blot on my character. I want to resign till I am cleared of this false allegation. I cannot work till I am proved innocent. Whether any remarks are expunged or enquiries made by the Home Department is immaterial. Till I am able to prove my innocence, I am going to tender my resignation to the governor,” Omar in LA.
• “Whosoever misled the chief minister, Omar Abdullah, on Shopian, whether he was the director-general of police, the DG CID or the IGP, he has no right to hold the office,” Baig in LA.
• Speaker Lone to Baig and Moulvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari: “I know both of you. I know you Moulvi, I know you. You had come to my constituency to defeat me; you tried your best but failed.”
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• NC released Hurriyat Conference leader Moulvi Tariq on the day Mehbooba visited Shopian to harm the PDP president, Baig.
• “Secessionists and protagonists of terrorism join the protests to further their own agenda when any incident takes place. The pro-India parties have responsibility to take the issues of people and don’t give room to secessionists,” Baig.
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The announcement in the Kashmir Assembly was nothing short of a bombshell. The Abudhallah’s have forfeited all moral authority to rule Kashmir. Omar Abdullah is irrelevant to Kashmiris. His is a puppet of Delhi and the All Party Hurriyat Conference wants nothing to do with him.
Srinagar, July 28: Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Omar Abdullah, was calmly listening to the Peoples Democratic Party member, Muzaffar Husain Baig’s speech during zero hour in the Legislative Assembly Tuesday morning. The former deputy chief minister spoke about the Shopian incident and the government’s failure to respond to the situation arising out of the rape and murder of two young women.
However, before concluding, Baig referred to the sexual exploitation case that had hit the state in 2006. There was pin drop silence in the House. The chief minister was taking down notes for his reply. But soon everything changed.
Baig said the CBI had produced a list of over 100 people involved in the sexploitation case. He passed on the list to the speaker, Muhammad Akbar Lone. And, before Lone could go through it, Baig threw a bombshell. “I have to say with regret, there is the name of Omar Abdullah son of Farooq Abdullah in the list. He figures at serial number 102. He has lost the moral authority to rule the state. He must resign,” he said and sat down.
The allegation stunned the House. It took some time to the treasury benches to regain composure. Till then the PDP legislators led by the party president, Mehbooba Mufti, were on their toes chanting: “Ek Sau Do, Ek Sau Do (102, 102).”
At this, a visibly shocked parliamentary affairs minister, Ali Muhammad Sagar, shouted at the PDP members who, however, remained unmoved. “This is not new. The PDP leaders can go any extent,” Sagar said while several National Conference members joined him.
The speaker intervened to say that the chief minister had a right of rebuttal. However, the PDP members walked out of the House without waiting for the chief minister’s response.
Shell shocked and visibly restless, Omar wanted to speak and respond to the allegation but was prevented by several members.
Meanwhile, the NC member, Nazir Ahmad Gurazi, was allowed by the speaker to speak after several members urged the latter to give him a chance. “It was unexpected of Baig,” Gurazi said. He leveled personal allegations against Baig. “He has no character and he indulges in character assassination of the person of Omar Abdullah. Baig is the worst human being I have ever seen,” Gurazi said.
At this, the speaker observed, “Baig’s speech on human rights violations was about to bring tears in our eyes. But, being a lawyer, he took us towards the issue that was not related to the topic.” Lone said he would seek information (about the allegations) from the central government, the Home Department and would initiate action against Baig. “Baig has hurt us and the chief minister,” he said.
However, the sympathetic words were no balm for the hurt chief minister. Omar stood up again but was again forced to take his seat by the visibly agitated coalition members. He got up again and shouted at them, “allow me to take this first step.”
“I never knew they (PDP) will stoop so low,” Omar said. “Finally, they have blurted out the thing towards which they were pointing for years on. I know what has been said is mere allegation, and it is false. And the law is that man is not guilty until proven so. This maxim might be true about murders and robbery. But in case of this allegation leveled against me it has reverse meaning. Here I am guilty until proven innocent. The allegation is a blot on my character. I want to resign till I am cleared of this false allegation. I cannot work till I am proved innocent. Whether any remarks are expunged or enquiries made by the Home Department is immaterial. Till I am able to prove my innocence, I am going to tender my resignation to the governor,” an emotional Omar said. The statement shocked his party MLAs and ministers. They rushed towards him to prevent him from leaving the House.
While several members were grappling with the chief minister urging him to resume his seat, the speaker adjourned the House.
Interestingly, during the question hour earlier, Baig was not allowed to speak by the speaker at which there was some commotion in the House. The Parliamentary Affairs minister, Ali Muhammad Sagar, intervened to assure Baig that he would be given chance to speak after the question hour. This had satisfied the opposition and they had allowed the smooth conduct of business during the question hour.
Baig commenced his speech on a different note saying that for the past 20 years a number of incidents had taken place in the state. However, over the past few years, militancy had taken a back seat and democracy had struck roots. People had pinned hope in the prime minister Manmohan Singh’s assurance about zero tolerance for human rights violations but unabated rights abuses had disillusioned them.
Baig talked about the killings at Bomai, Gopkhar and Aloochibagh describing Shopian as the most tragic incident. He said the chief minister was fed wrongly by the police when he stated the women had drowned in the stream. ‘The chief minister is chief minister. He may be young or old, he may be experienced or inexperienced but he is responsible for each of his statement,” Baig said.
Following the statement, Baig said, people took to streets and “secessionists and protagonists of violence joined them.” He said the chief minister could have taken the responsibility of his statement and named and punished the official for feeding him with wrong information.
“Whosoever he was, whether the director-general of police, the DG CID or the IGP, he has no right to hold the office,” Baig said, adding the police officer responsible for misleading the CM must be punished. “The CM should apologize to people,” he said.
Baig continued. “Hundreds of women have been subjected to sexual assault over the years. But they remained silent fearing social stigma,” he said, adding that in Shopian when people saw the bruised bodies of the women and realized they had been murdered to destroy the evidence, they came out to protest.
Instead of the chief minister visiting Shopian, Baig said, the NC-led government tried to harm the PDP president, Mehbooba Mufti, when she visited the town. He accused the NC of releasing Hurriyat Conference leader, Moulvi Tariq, on the same day to harm the PDP president.
The allegations were promptly denied by Sagar on the floor of House. But Sagar allowed Baig to complete his speech. Baig said the chief minister was the highest authority in the state because of which no police official could dare to register a case of murder and rape after his statement that the women had drowned.
“Even though the Justice Jan Commission pointed towards the involvement of police officers, they were not arrested,” Baig said, adding the mainstream political parties should inspire confidence among people.
Suddenly, Baig took everyone by surprise by mentioning the sexual exploitation case which had led to massive protests in 2006. “When the sexual exploitation case hit the state during the chief minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad’s time, he (Azad) wrote to him (Baig) and sought inquiry into the matter by the Central Bureau of Investigation,” Baig said. He said the charge sheet was presented in the court and 25 people involved in the case were named in the CBI charg sheet.
Baig said the CBI prepared another list of over 100 people involved in the case. He handed over the list to the speaker. However, he said, the CBI had not presented the charge sheet on the list, suggesting that it was still investigating the case.
Before concluding his speech, Baig threw the bombshell at which the chief minister announced his resignation and left the House. Greater Kashmir. NASEER A GANAI
Omar Abdullah, the half British son of Farooq Abdullah who tried to run for elections in Kashmir but met an discreditable end when the Kashmiris rejected him, and unceremoniously dumped him into the dustbin of history.
On April 9, 2006, Farooq Abdullah delivered himself of a crie de coeur which deserves to be quoted in extenso, coming as it does from one of the major props of the Centre’s policies until 2002: “India has deceived the people of Jammu & Kashmir every now and then during the past 58 years. First, it was in 1953, then in 1983; and it is still pursuing with the same agenda. The result – the people have lost faith and trust in New Delhi. Let me also tell you that New Delhi has also failed in its policies vis-a-vis Kashmir.” A belated discovery by a man who obstructed a dialogue with the Hurriyat in 1997 and later imprisoned its leaders and abused them.A.G. Noorani
The Lion of Kashmir, Shaikh Abdullah once used to roar for the liberation of Kashmir from the ruthless Dogra rule. He fought for the freedom of Kashmiris from Bharat. However later in life, he changed the name of his political party Plebiscite Front and abandoned the Kashmiris. The world lost all respect for him.
Initially, Nehru’s entire Kashmir policy rested on the support of one man, Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah; not the people of the State. After his removal from the office of Premier on August 8, 1953, and imprisonment, with a three-month break in 1958, until April 8, 1964, that policy rested on the imprisonment of the same man. Since popular feeling had to be suppressed in both phases, elections had to be rigged. The Assembly elections in 1977 and 1983 were exceptions but of a far limited sort. The 2002 election was an organisational success, a political farce (vide the writer’s article “A fractured verdict”, Frontline, November 8, 2002). No election can be called fair at all if those who advocate its boycott are prevented by the state from advocating this right to the people.Nehru’s legacy in foreign affairs A.G. NOORANI
Shaikh Abdullah’s son Farooq Abdullah spent a life as a willing victim, partipating in the Augean stables of corruption in Srinagar. Omar Abdullah had to resign from his position because of the overwhelming body of evidence against him.
SRINAGAR: The chief minister of India’s disputed Kashmir region on Wednesday refused to withdraw his resignation over sex scandal allegations, despite pleas from allies and the state governor.
Omar Abdullah walked out after opposition lawmakers in the state assembly said he had been involved in a prostitution racket involving 40 women and underage girls who allegedly slept with politicians and businessmen. AFP
Even though a letter from India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has cleared Omar Abdullah, no one believes the CBI. Omar Abdullah has lost all credibility to rule anything.
Mehbooba Mufti, leader of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), today blamed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the federal investigating agency, of shielding Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in the sex scandal case of 2006.
She said that the investigation by the CBI lost its momentum after some names like Omar Abdullah had cropped up.
“There are 190 names in the list and when names of the influential people cropped up, the investigating agency stopped the probe. We only had asked for a CBI inquiry but it stopped the probe when big names cropped up and pressure was exerted from top and other vested interests,” said Mehbooba Mufti.
Earlier in the day, the PDP legislators raising this issue of scandal and alleged involvement of Omar Abdullah stalled the proceedings in the state assembly.
On Tuesday (July 28), the PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig had linked Omar Abdullah with the infamous sex scandal that had rocked Kashmir in 2006. Consequently, Abdullah submitted his resignation to the Governor. Siffy News. Mehbooba accuses CBI of shielding Omar Abdullah in sex scandal. 2009-07-29 21:40:00
Omar Abdullah denied the allegations and called them ‘baseless’ as he was booed out of the facade of an assembly in Srinagar.
State governor N.N. Vohra on Tuesday had asked Abdullah to continue as chief minister until Vohra had assessed the allegations, an official statement said, reinforcing a supportive clamour from Abdullah allies. Dawn
Kashmir is Pakistani territory per the British Act under which all Muslim majority regions were to become Pakistan. Bharat tried to use a fake article of accession and forcibly occupy Kashmir. About half of Kashmir was liberated, and about half remains occupied.
The Muslim-majority region, has been in the grip of an insurgency that has killed more than 100,000 innocent Kashmiris over the past two decades.
The CBI has charged several former state ministers and top security officials over the prostitution scandal that first erupted in 2006, but opposition lawmakers said it was protecting some of the accused.
‘The CBI is trying to cover up the issue. We want a judicial probe,’ opposition leader Mehbooba Mufti said as she tore up a photocopy of the letter exonerating Abdullah.
Police in Srinagar, Kashmir’s summer capital, used tear gas to disperse scores of his supporters who tried to ransack a garage owned by a senior opposition leader.
Abdullah has meanwhile faced daily protests over the rape and murder of two young Muslim women since their bodies were recovered in late May.
Their families have blamed security forces for the crime. — AFP
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