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Nov 14, 2012 at 11:19am IST

Relatives make things difficult for me: J&K CM Omar Abdullah

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is in yet another controversy, this time over his uncle Mustafa Kamal, who claimed that it was the government of India, not Pakistan, that was the real enemy of Kashmiris. "I have no hesitation in saying that our enemy is our own country, not Pakistan," Kamal said.

It's not the first time. In 2011, Kamal had accused the army of orchestrating grenade attacks in Srinagar. His latest comment has flared passions in the state and the centre, with the PDP accusing the National Conference of blowing hot and cold on the Kashmir problem and the BJP demanding a clarification from Omar.

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The embarassed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister quickly tweeted denouncing Kamal's comment, even going to the extent of saying, "I don't need anyone to make things difficult for me when I have relatives. They say never work with animals and children. I think it is safe to add relatives to that list."

From the LPG shortage issue to allegations of corruption within the government, the crisis seem to be following Omar Abdullah. For the latest one courted by his uncle, Abdullah junior seems to be on the backfoot.