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The issuance of an advisory by the Jammu and Kashmir Police for their personnel in wake of the soaring violence in the Valley, advising them to avoid visiting their hometowns for the next few months hasn't gone down too well for former chief minister of the state Omar Abdullah.
Abdullah took to Twitter to condemn Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's governance and quipped that she had completely failed to provide leadership and direction to the state.
"Every day we get more evidence of @MehboobaMufti's complete failure to provide any leadership & direction in J&K leading to this drift," he tweeted.
Earlier in the day, the police advised their personnel, citing their security was of paramount importance.
The advisory issued by the police headquarters referred to the recent unfortunate incidents in the valley where terrorists and anti-national and anti-social elements have cause damage to the life and property of police personnel.
"In view of these unfortunate incidents, police personnel, particularly from south Kashmir, are advised to exercise extreme caution while visiting their homes. They should preferably avoid visiting their homes for the next few months as their personal security is of paramount importance," the advisory said.
All the unit heads have been directed to brief their officers and men regarding the threat and ensure that the life and property of police personnel was well secured.
Earlier on April 2, at least 14 police personnel were injured in a grenade attack by militants in Nowhatta area of old Srinagar.
In March, at least 10 gun-wielding militants vandalised the home of a senior officer in south Kashmir's Shopian district and warned his relatives that he should quit his job or face the consequences.
Earlier, Mufti had said the "failure" of the previous Abdullah government to deal with the issue of stone-pelting had led to the unrest last year and the situation in the Valley at present.
Her remarks came as a response to National Conference chief and Omar's father Farooq Abdullah's statement that the Mufti government was "financing stone-pelting".
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