SRINAGAR: President National Conference Omar Abdullah has said people who provoked Kashmiri youth to pick up guns were now seriously considering autonomy as the solution to the Kashmir issue.“These were the people who encouraged bloodshed in the Valley and are responsible for spreading violence. They build castles in the air and forced our youth to pick up the gun,” Omar said addressing a public gathering in Poonch.
Without naming anybody, Omar said those people are now ‘seriously considering’ autonomy as only road map for solving vexed Kashmir issue. He said it was encouraging for NC that now people were discussing autonomy. “When some vested interests were derailing our youth NC had cautioned that except blood shed it wouldn’t yield anything,” Omar said. He claimed that whole world was seriously considering autonomy as the only solution to Kashmir issue. Omar has visited Poonch and Bandi Chichi to address public gathering in support of party’s candidate, Aijaz Khan, for upcoming election.-SANA