Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has castigated Governor Malik over his appeal to militants to ‘kill corrupt politicians’ and said that he has arrogated the role of making bizarre, mischievous and uncalled for statements to himself.
In a statement, party General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura questioned the equanimity of Governor Malik as a constitutional head of the state while making such bizarre statements. “Does he have even an idea of what he is saying? In a place like Kashmir where violence has been wrecking havoc for the past three decades, Mr Malik is trying to inject new life to vandalism and violence,” says Hanjura.
He added that Governor should understand that he is not a Bandit King of Chambal but a constitutional head of the state of Jammu Kashmir where there is an accountability apparatus to probe corruption charges and there are law enforcement agencies to punish the corrupt.
“What Governor Malik is doing is a clear attempt to push the state to the precipice of disaster and anarchy. Those at the helm in Government of India must rack their brains and dispatch those people to Kashmir who are not in possession of jaundiced eyes and unbalanced personalities,” said Hanjura.
Meanwhile National Conference (NC) President Dr Farooq Abdullah alleged that the statements issued by the Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief Dilbagh Singh with regard to the safety of the Amarnath pilgrims is an attempt to create fear psychosis amongst these people.
Dr Abdullah said that the state police chief is attempting to create fear among the people by issuing statements asking pilgrims to come to Kashmir as there is no danger for them. “When there is no danger or fear here, what is the need to issue the statements”, Dr Abdullah told reporters at Udhampur on Monday.
“There was no threat to Yatries in the past nor will it be in future”, Dr Abdullah declared.
He said the Amarnath yatra is going on smoothly and record numbers of pilgrims are having a glimpse of Shiva Lingam at the Cave Shrine on the Kashmir Himalayas. “This is an encouraging sign for us”, he added.