Omar mocks US media over calling Qasab 'gunman'

Nov 22, 2012, 11:24 IST | Agencies

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah mocked the American media for calling Qasab 'gunman' and not terrorist.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday mocked the American media for describing 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Qasab, who was executed in a Pune jail, as a 'gunman' and not a terrorist.

Omar Abdullah
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah (File pic)

He tweeted, "So Hamas are terrorists but Kasab was a gunman. Well done American media you really call it like it is. *sarcasm"

Ajmal Qasab, who was the sole surviving Pakistani terrorist of the 26/11 attack in Mumbai in which 166 people were killed, was hanged in a jail in Pune Wednesday morning.

In his earlier tweet during the day, Omar Abdullah wrote: "Gotta hand it to the Govts at the centre & in Mumbai for the mature way they handled this. Shows we can still keep a secret if we need to."

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