Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has said that there is nothing to worry about state’s special status but cannot predict the fate of the same. He said there is no reason to worry for today but can’t give assurance for tomorrow. The statement comes hours after former chief minister Omar Abdullah met Satya Pal Malik at his office on Saturday.
Omar Abdullah while briefing the media said that Governor Satya Pal Malik assured him that Article 370 and Article 35 A will not be scrapped. Omar questioned the Centre government’s silence over the issue. He said they want to hear from the Centre regarding the present situation in the Kashmir.
However, Malik blamed some political parties for creating panic in the Kashmir. He said the government was not planning to take any drastic step to create hue and cry.
The JK government on Friday had issued an advisory for the Amarnath yatra pilgrims and tourists and asked them to leave as soon as possible from Kashmir. The Centre had also deployed additional more than 35,000 troops in the valley.
On Friday, Governor requested the political leaders to ask their supporters not to link up matters including abrogation of Article 35A, creation of union territories and others. However, Malik appealed to maintain calm and not believe exaggerated rumours being circulated all around.
A delegation of political leaders led by former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti also met Governor Satya Pal Malik and requested him to maintain calm in the state. The other leaders who accompanied Mufti were JKPM’s chairman Shah Faesal, JKPC’s chairman Sajjad Lone and its leader Imran Ansari.
#WATCH J&K Guv on rumours regarding situation in J&K:..I've talked to everybody in Delhi&nobody has given me any hint that we'll do this or that. Somebody's saying there'll be trifurcation,somebody says Article 35 A, 370…Nobody has discussed these things with me either PM or HM pic.twitter.com/RKmb7ahfLE
— ANI (@ANI) August 3, 2019