Srinagar, Apr 13 : Opposition National Conference leader Omar Abdullah today hit out at Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for her “self-promoting” tour of Delhi when three persons were killed in firing by security forces in Handwara. “3 (Three) people died as a result of firing by security forces and what does the J&K CM do? She continues her self-promoting tour of Delhi,” Omar wrote on Twitter. (Read: Mehbooba Mufti meets PM Narendra Modi)Also Read - Delimitation, Statehood, Assembly Elections | 5 Takeways From PM Modi's All-Party Meet With J&K Leaders

Mehbooba, who was sworn in as the head of the PDP-BJP government on April 4, is currently on a visit to Delhi where she met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other Union Ministers including Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar. “This is the same person who until a year ago would rush anywhere in the valley to shed contrived tears at the slightest provocation,” Omar wrote about the Chief Minister. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir on Alert Ahead of PM Modi’s All-Party Meet on J&K | Top Developments

Three persons — two youths and a woman — were killed in firing by security forces at Handwara town, 85 km from here, during protests against the alleged molestation of a young girl by the army. The girl has denied that she was molested by the army personnel and accused two local youth of hatching a conspiracy. Also Read - Gupkar Alliance to Participate in PM Modi's Kashmir Meeting on Thursday