KILLING OF POLITICAL WORKERS NOT LINKED TO SECURITY WITHDRAWAL: GOVERNOR MALIK
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday said that the withdrawal security from certain people and the killing of political workers in Kashmir valley cannot be interlinked.
He said that certain quarters are spreading rumors that the killings take place due to the security withdrawal.
“We saw smooth conduct of Sarpanch elections in the state. So they (militants) now started targeted killings in the Valley,” said the Governor on the sidelines of Darbar Move opening in Srinagar.
While terming the killings unfortunate, he said that the people who were killed were never “categorised”.
“We will sit within few days time and discuss the withdrawal of security. Also, Chief Secretary will see if security withdrawal played any part in these killings or not,” said Malik.
He said that voting remains the only option with the people of the state. “Ban or guns are not options. Vote is the only solution with the people of the state. All the parties here should try to reach out to the people,” he said.
When asked about the assembly election in the state, Governor said that it is for the election commission to decide when to hold the elections in the state.