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Omar Abdullah calls heckling video ‘tamasha’

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Srinagar, Apr 20: Reacting to a viral video in which he was called as “criminal” and an “Indian agent”, former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said that he had a great session at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) and dubbed the confrontation as “tamasha”.

In the video, some Kashmiri-Americans confronted Abdullah as he was leaving after making his speech. The protesters threatened of taking him to the International Criminal Court and accused him of playing “dirty politics”.

However, Omar said that out of over 150 audience, four hecklers waited till the end of the event to make “YouTube videos.”

“I had a great session at @UCBerkeley & don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. FOUR hecklers (in an audience of 150+) who waited till the event concluded to make YouTube videos of themselves can’t take away from an excellent Q&A session there,” Omar tweeted while sharing the pictures of the event.

Omar also said that he was looking forward to the organsiers of the event to upload the video of the entire session so that people would know the substantial stuff before a “short tamasha”.

“I’m looking forward to the organisers putting the video of the entire session online so that the people who’ve seen the short tamasha can see how much substantial stuff happened before that,” Omar wrote in his next tweet.

“And lastly I’ve never claimed to be universally loved or even liked so if 4 people in such a large audience make their dislike known it’s really not such a big deal at all. At least no one threw eggs or a shaving foam pie at me,” Omar tweeted.

Taking a jibe at the Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, Omar in a separate tweet accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of “playing politics” over Kathua minor rape and murder.

Reacting to Singh’s statement that actual culprits should be found and pronounced guilty in Kathua rape case, Omar said the deputy CM has marked “lack of confidence” on state police and judiciary overseeing the investigations into the case.

Commenting on micro blogging website Twitter, Omar wrote: “The Deputy CM has just pronounced his complete LACK of confidence in the @JmuKmrPolice & the J&K High Court which is overseeing the Kathua probe. This is how they play politics & incite trouble”.

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