While condemning the killing of BJP leader Ghulam Muhammad Mir, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) vice-president and former MLC G N Monga today castigated the government for withdrawing security cover of political leaders in the state.
In a statement he said the decision to withdraw and curtail security to politicians made them more vulnerable to threats due prevailing security and law and order situation in the state particularly in the Valley.
“The killing of Mir is a security lapse and Government must fix the responsibility as who were the officers who withdrew security of political leaders. Why was such a decision taken in haste when the overall security situation in Kashmir was not conducive. Withdrawing the security cover of several Congress leaders also hampered the party’s poll campaign, especially in the militancy-hit south Kashmir region,” Monga said. The Congress leader urged the Government to immediately revoke the order so that political leaders can participate in democratic process without any fear.