Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today said attempts were being made to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere in the state and appealed to people to maintain communal harmony, a day after protests broke out in Jammu over "desecration" of a temple.
He said it was the government's responsibility to strengthen the administration so that such incidents do not take place.
"The chief minister is in Jammu and we have been told that she is monitoring the situation on the ground. We will wait for her to make a statement. We will listen from her on what policy she has to make the situation peaceful again in the state," he told reporters here on the sidelines of a party function.
Omar appealed to people to maintain communal harmony. He said attempts were being made to vitiate the atmosphere in the state but the government has not come up with the right response yet to deal with it.
"Attack in Anantnag, on national highway, then an attack on the other side of the tunnel in Kud, then the continuous infiltration attempts, it is obvious that attempts are being made to vitiate the atmosphere and we have not seen the right response from the government yet," Omar said.