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Ex-J&K CM Omar Abdullah irked at Modi's Kashmir remark

Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah. Photograph: (Zee News Network)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Aug 15, 2017, 07.01 AM (IST)

PM Modi while addressing the nation at the Red Fort on the occasion of India's 70th Independence Day today sought to calm nerves over the Kashmir issue declaring it could not be resolved either by "bullets or abuses".

"Na gaali se samasya sulajhne wali hai, na goli se...samasya suljhegi har Kashmiri ko gale lagane se."(We cannot solve the issue by either exchanging abuses or bullets, we can resolve it only by embracing the people of Kashmir)

However, former chief minister of J&K Omar Abdullah tweeted against PM's statement at the Red Fort, saying," Actually he(PM Modi) said the Kashmir issue will not be resolved by abuses & bullets. I guess that covers both sides - terrorists & security forces."‏ 

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Omar also took a dig at Modi's demonetisation remark after the Indian prime minister declared that 3 lakh crores worth of black money had been recovered after demonetisation, Omar tweeted adding sarcastically that it means the RBI had finished counting the demonetised notes. 

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