Could not recognise Omar Abdullah, tweets Mamata Banerjee as bearded photo goes viral

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday shared a picture of National Conference leader Omar Abdullah, who has been under house arrest since the central government revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status in August last year.

In the photo shared from Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo official Twitter handle, a bearded and beanie-wearing Omar Abdullah is seen.

“I could not recognize Omar in this picture. Am feeling sad. Unfortunate that this is happening in our democratic country. When will this end ?,” Banerjee said in a tweet.

Omar Abdullah is among several political leaders, including former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, social activists, lawyers and businessmen in the Kashmir Valley who have been under house arrest after the Centre abrogated Article 370 on August 5 and divided Jammu and Kashmir state into two Union Territories — Ladakh, and Jammu and Kashmir.