So, Governor Satyapal Mallik lied to J&K leaders when he assured them of no move to repeal Article 35-A, 370?

On Saturday, Omar Abdullah had told the media about J&K Governor’s assurance that no moves are planned to repeal Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution. Apparently, the governor was lying

So, Governor Satyapal Mallik lied to J&K leaders when he assured them of no move to repeal Article 35-A, 370?

NH Web Desk

The Union government’s decision to repeal Article 370 on Monday proved all the assurance by the J&K governor to the leaders of National Conference false. National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Saturday had said that Jammu and Kashmir Governor S P Malik assured his party that no moves are planned on repealing Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution, or the state's trifurcation.

However, the former J&K chief minister said he wants an assurance on these issues from the Centre in Parliament on Monday.

Abdullah and some of his party colleagues met the Governor Saturday on these issues. "He assured us that there was no movement on (repealing) Article 370 or Article 35A or delimitation (of constituencies in the state)," he told the reporters.

Abdullah said he has asked his party MPs to move a motion in Parliament on Monday seeking a statement from the Union government on the situation that has developed in Jammu and kashmir over the past few weeks.

"We want the government make a statement on situation in the state in the Parliament," he said.

Abdullah appealed to the people of the state to keep calm and control their emotions and not take any step that may align with the aim of the people with vested interests.

J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik informed the delegation that the security situation has developed in a manner which required immediate action. There were credible inputs which were available to the security agencies regarding terrorist attacks on Amarnath Yatra

“Force movement is to counter heightened threat perception & some rotation. Nothing with the state govt on modifying any constitutional provisions.”

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Published: 3 Aug 2019, 2:13 PM