"In 2002, Gujarat did not allow people to come to Ahmedabad and did not deploy the Army," said Abdullah in the Rajya Sabha.
A day after Jaitley was not allowed to visit Kishtwar on Sunday, he lashed out at the UPA and the Omar Abdullah-led J and K government and said the state is not a "personal property".
Addressing the Upper House on the issue on Monday, the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha said: "The state of Jammu and Kashmir is not a personal property of one family. It is an integral part of India and you will have to decide how it will be governed."
He said: "What if the BJP governments start imposing Section 144 to prevent AICC (All India Congress Committee) leaders from entering their states? India is not a banana republic. The order banning me from entering the state is indefinite and open-ended."
Speaking on the violence, he said: "This has been a matter of huge concern. Historically, community relations have been very cordial. For the past few days, anti-national activities had increased in Kishtwar."When the selective targetting started, it was brought to the notice at the highest level. The Prime Minister was spoken to in minutes. People were crying out of helplessness and police were a mute spectator."
"There were complaints that a senior functionary of the state could have been involved, which is a matter of investigation. The functionaries of the district were all spectators and took no action," he said.
"You have hundreds of shops being burnt, houses ransacked and people injured. You could not treat them in the civil hospital, they were taken to the military action," he said.
"It was only till late evening that the Army moved in - and in these 6-7 hours there was mayhem in Kishtwar town. What do we do in a situation like this? Do we take an ostrich-like approach? Why have there been no arrests so far? Here we have an approach - let's just put an iron curtain," said Jaitley.
"The whole incident requires to be investigated. This is not an inter-community disturbance. It is not a law and order situation. It is a matter of India's sovereignty. Those affected must be compensated and the guilty brought to book," he said.
The 2002 Gujarat violence was a period of inter-communal violence in the Indian state of Gujarat which lasted for approximately three days.
Following on from the initial incident there were further outbreaks of violence in Ahmedabad which lasted for approximately three weeks, state-wide there were further outbreaks of mass killings against the minority Muslim population for three months.
--IBNS (Posted on 13-08-2013)