Don't use Naikoo's death to provoke violence, protest: Omar Abdullah

SRINAGAR: Commander's death should not be used as an excuse by some to put more people in danger by causing violence and protests, former Jammu and Prime Minister Omar Abdullah he said Wednesday.

In a tweet, Omar said that Naikoo's fate was decided the moment he raised the gun and took the path of violence and terror.

His death should not be used as an excuse by some to put more people in danger by causing violence and protests, he said.



Naikoo, fled for eight years, was killed by security forces on Wednesday in his village in the Pulwama district of Kashmir.

The murder of the main terrorist commander comes three days after the death of eight security personnel, including two army officers, Colonel Ashutosh Sharma and Major Anuj Sood.

The news of the murder of 35-year-old Naikoo, who was carrying a reward of Rs 12 lakh on his head and had escaped from the police three times, caused some incidents of people throwing stones at the security forces. However, this was handled carefully to ensure there was no collateral damage, an official said.

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