National Conference chief Omar Abdullah (Photo Source: PTI)
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah met Governor Satya Pal Malik amid the ongoing speculations of a mega move but the Centre in the state. After the meeting, Abdullah said that, “Governor isn't the final word on J&K. The final word on Jammu and Kashmir is the Government of India. Therefore, more than what Governor tells us publicly, I definitely would like to hear from Govt of India publicly that there is nothing people have to worry about.”
He told media that he met the Governor and told him that, “there are rumours about 35A, 370, delimitation and even trifurcation, Governor assured us that in all these issues, no preparation is being made for any announcement.” On the political strategy, the National Conference leader said that, “On Monday, when Parliament starts functioning, Centre should give a statement on what was the need for the order to end yatra and evacuate tourists. We want to hear it from the Parliament that there is no need for people to be afraid.” Abdullah rued that, “We wanted to know about the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir. When we ask officials, they say something is happening, but nobody knows what is actually happening.”
The Raj Bhavan in a statement said that, “Jammu and Kashmir 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.”
Meanwhile, a day after an unprecedented "Leave Valley" advisory for tourists and Amarnath pilgrims in Kashmir, a fresh notice has been issued last night for hundreds of students asking them to leave the National Institute of Technology (NIT) campus in Srinagar. According to the statement issued by the NIT administration, there will be no class work in the institute till further notice.