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Twitter war gets uglier between former CM Omar Abdullah and singer Adnan Sami

A brutal twitter spat started after Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah slammed the government and criticised singer Adnan Sami’s concert saying, “The empty seats and delayed start are showing Kashmir for what it is – empty hotels, poor governance & general public despondency.”
As Adnan Sami was performing in Kashmir, he had a full blown fight with former CM Omar Abdullah on Twitter over the turnout in the concert.

Sami performed for free at the concert on Saturday, 7 October, jointly organised by the Union Home Ministry and the Jammu and Kashmir government, which, he said, was aimed to promote tourism.
The fight started after pictures of empty seats at Sami’s concert were tweeted by several people, including Omar Abdullah.
The virtual exchanges between the top Kashmir politician and the singer-composer were re-tweeted thousand times. There were followers of the two personalities who took the battle forward and clearly crossed the limits of decency. Interestingly some of the singer’s followers attempting conveying “say safe” comment by Omar was a threat! The debate was joined later by various rightist hawks and jingoists.
Mixed reports about the success of singer Adnan Sami’s ‘Rhythm in Paradise’ concert in Srinagar on Saturday led to an out-and-out Twitter war between him and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah.
The exchange of barbs began when a Twitter user tweeted a picture of the “empty seats” at the concert, “past the scheduled Start time.”
To this, Omar responded: “That’s a real pity. I hope people have filled those seats now. For an evening they can let the music transport them to a more peaceful place.”
This did not sit well with Sami, who told Abdullah to not get “so unnerved by a music concert.”
Abdullah responded with a dig of his own, telling Sami that he “used to like” his music “at one time.”
“How does hoping you have a houseful suggest I’m unnerved? I’m glad people got to enjoy an evening of music. I used to like yours at one time,” he wrote.
In a series of tweets, the two continued to exchange barbs, with Sami calling Abdullah “a sadistic sore loser,” and the former chief minister wondering if Sami needs “the column inches in a gossip piece.”
“Like you said right in the beginning – I am a former CM & so I’ll ignore yr 7-8 insults in 3 tweets.Thanks for coming to Srinagar.Stay safe,” Omar said in his final tweet addressed to Sami.
“So you finally realised huh! Der aye durust aye,” Sami responded.
Take a look here at the brutal twitter war-


Sami’s concert was held four years after Western classical music conductor Zubin Mehta performed his ‘Ehsas-e-Kashmir’ at the Shalimar lawns.

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