Gurdaspur attack: Centre and states must jointly deal with terror, says Omar Abdullah

Srinagar, July 27: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Monday said that better coordination and joint efforts between the Centre and state governments’ was required to deal with the terror attacks such as what has happened in Gurdaspur, Punjab.

Abdullah further said that amalgamation of BJP- PDP could be the reason for these kinds of attacks

“There are repeated attacks like this, especially near borders. We don’t know who has done this. But wanted to know who is involved in this attack and who is responsible for it. A new front has been tried to open with Jammu and Kashmir. I think we have become used to deal with such kind of attacks. It’s been 10 years since Punjab has been dealing with these kinds of issues. This should be also dealt at state level not only at central level so that these kinds of attacks can be avoided,” Abdullah told media here

“The last time we saw this kind of radicalization was on the coming together of the National Conference under Congress after the 1987 accord .Quiet possibly seeing the completely disparate forces like BJP-PDP coming together could also be one of the causes but I can’t speculate beyond that,” he added

Omar Abdullah tweeted today, “The timing of the attack, methodology & location are all eerily similar to attacks in the border belt of Jammu.”