Meanwhile, in Jammu & Kashmir:

There is fresh trouble for Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah over the death of a National Conference worker in police custody. Protests erupted in Srinagar on Saturday after the worker, who was handed over to the crime department by Omar, died in police custody.

Accused of corruption and blackmailing, 55-year old Syed Yousuf died mysteriously in police custody. Yousuf’s family claims he was called by Omar’s deputy Nasir Aslam Wani and then taken to the Chief Minister after which Yousuf’s phone remained switched off.


Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday tendered an unconditional apology for revealing the names of rape victims while replying to a question in the Legislative Council.

“I tender an unconditional apology. There is a deep sense of shame over revealing the names of the victims,” Mr. Abdullah said in the Assembly. “I will look into the matter to find out under what circumstances the names have been revealed and will get back to the House,” he said.

Commentary by nationalists goes silent when such news emerges, as ideology takes precedence over empathy. In effect they’re saying: Sh*t happens, Kashmiris, but this in no way legitimizes your protests.


Wait, that’s not entirely true. Sometimes it leads to articles like this one.