Omar Abdullah links future political killings with Governor’s remarks
Srinagar, Jul 22: Reacting to the Governor Satya Pal Malik’s assertions, former chief minister and National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah Monday said that after today if any mainstream politician or bureaucrat is killed that would be on the express orders of the Governor.
Taking to his widely followed twitter handle, Omar wrote: “Save this tweet – after today any mainstream politician or serving/retired bureaucrat killed in J&K has been murdered on the express orders of the Governor of J&K Satyapal Malik. (Sic)”
“This man, ostensibly a responsible man occupying a constitutional position, tells militants to kill politicians perceived to be corrupt. Perhaps the man should find out about his own reputation in Delhi these days before sanctioning unlawful killings & kangaroo courts (Sic),” Omar added.
On Sunday during the inaugural speech of the Kargil Tourism Festival 2019 at Khree Sultan Cho Sports Stadium Kargil, Governor said that these boys who have picked up guns are killing their own people; they are killing PSOs (personal security officer) and SPOs (special police officers).
“Why are you killing them? Kill those who have looted the wealth of Kashmir. Have you killed any of them?” Governor had said.
However, Governor Malik on Monday expressed regret over his statement and said that he had made the statement in a fit of anger and frustration due to rampant corruption in Jammu and Kashmir.