Modi also dragged the name of Omar's sister Sara into the gender bias row to suggest they do not enjoy the same rights. (Agencies)
"Sara should get the same rights enjoyed by Omar Abdullah in the state," he said. Sara is married to Union Minister Sachin Pilot who hails from Rajasthan.
Modi cited the example of Omar and his sister Sara's marriage outside the state to suggest that women did not have the same rights as men in Jammu and Kashmir unlike in other parts of the country.
"If Omar (Abdullah) married outside Kashmir, his rights of being a citizen remain whereas his sister Sara loses the right for the same because she has married outside Kashmir and her all rights have been snatched. Is this not discrimination against the women in the state?” he asked, while referring to the Chief Minister's family.
Omar came out with a series of tweets after Modi raked up the issue of women rights in the context of Article 370 of the Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
"He (Modi) very conveniently used me and my sister as examples to illustrate a point that has no bearing on truth. Either he lies or is ill informed," Omar tweeted.
"Women do not lose their domicile right by marrying non-state subjects regardless of the propaganda surrounding this issue," he said.
He wondered if Modi was actually aware of the provisions of Article 370. "I challenge him or any of his minions to reproduce verbatim the section of Art 370 that determines the J&K state subject law," Omar said.
Modi also dragged the name of Omar's sister Sara into the gender bias row to suggest they do not enjoy the same rights.