"Mufti government brazenly spying on me. A journalist interviewing me for a national daily just got stopped right outside my gate by CID person," he tweeted. The opposition National Conference working president said the government can ask him what he was up to.

"Journalist was asked who she was and what the purpose of her visit was! Seriously guys if you want to know just ask me, I couldn't care less if you do," he said.

Omar added his successor, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, can pick up the telephone and ask him instead of 'accosting' people outside his residence. "Dear Mufti Sb, if you and your apparatchiks want to know what I'm up to pick up the phone and ask me. Please don't accost people outside my gate!" he wrote.

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