Withdrawal of security cover: Will move court if decision not revisited, says Omar

Withdrawal of security cover: Will move court if decision not revisited, says Omar

Raising question over the security withdrawal, Omar said the step was taken without taking into consideration inputs from central and state intelligence agencies but has been taken for political purposes only.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah Monday said that his party would move court if the decision to withdraw the security cover to mainstream politicians was not revisited.

Omar in a series of tweets questioned the step taken by the governor administration and asked him to reconsider it. 

“I would like to encourage @jandkgovernor to reconsider this step. If it is not revisited we will approach the courts & ask them to intervene,” Omar tweeted. 

Raising question over the security withdrawal, Omar said the step was taken without taking into consideration inputs from central and state intelligence agencies but has been taken for political purposes only. 

“I have no doubt this step was taken without taking in to consideration inputs from central & state intelligence agencies which can only mean it’s been done for political purposes & there is an element of pick & choose at play here,” he said. 

The NC vice president said the withdrawal of security to mainstream political workers and office bearers is a retrograde step that will only weaken political activity in the valley.

“Withdrawal of security to mainstream political workers & office bearers is a retrograde step that will only weaken political activity in the valley. This is regardless of the fact that no one from @JKNC_ has had their security withdrawn in yesterday’s list,” he said.