New Delhi, January 25: Hours after a picture of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah went viral on social media, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said that the National Conference leader is unrecognisable. Trinamool Congress supremo also shared a picture of Abdullah, who is under detention since the Central government revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status and bifurcated it into two union territories in August last year. Omar Abdullah's Smiling Picture With Long Grey Beard Surfaces on Social Media Almost Six Months After Article 370 Repeal.
“I could not recognize Omar in this picture. I am feeling sad. Unfortunate that this is happening in our democratic country" Banerjee said in a tweet questioning "When will this end?" Omar Abdullah's First Image With Grey Beard And Short Hair Surfaces on Social Media Almost Two Months After Abrogation of Article 370.
Mamata Banerjee Tweet:
I could not recognize Omar in this picture. Am feeling sad. Unfortunate that this is happening in our democratic country. When will this end ? pic.twitter.com/lbO0PxnhWn
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) January 25, 2020
The picture also drew comment from Iltija Mujti, who has been operating PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti's Twitter handle. "To those treating OmarAbdullah's illegal & prolonged detention with nonchalance, would serve you well to remember he's been in solitary confinement away from family & loved ones since 6 months. Physical appearances & tweeting are the least of his concerns," the tweet read.
Tweet from Mehbooba Mufti's Handle:
To those treating @OmarAbdullah’s illegal & prolonged detention with nonchalance, would serve you well to remember he’s been in solitary confinement away from family & loved ones since 6 months. Physical appearances & tweeting are the least of his concerns
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) January 25, 2020
After the 2G mobile internet services were restored in Jammu and Kashmir, a smiling picture of Abdullah sporting a long beard went viral on social media. In the pic, the former Chief Minister looks completely different what he used to look before.
Omar Abdullah, his father Farooq Abdullah, and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti are among hundreds of political leaders and activist who are detained after the BJP-led Centre abrogated Article 370 and bifurcated Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.