Have no information about any political move being planned on J&K: Governor Malik

‘Neither PM nor Home Minister confirmed to me any such decision’
Have no information about any political move being planned on J&K: Governor Malik

The Governor Satya Pal Malik Saturday said he has no information about any "major political move" being planned on Jammu and Kashmir. 

"The present situation in Kashmir is normal. Rumor mongeringis going on and that's normal here. If you sneeze at LalChowk it becomes anexplosion. Unnecessary rumors are being spread by some vested interests andsome political parties to create panic," the Governor told a group of mediapersons at Raj Bhawan here.

He said as of now there was no information with him from theCentre that "anything big is going to happen". "I don't know anything abouttomorrow, but as of today there is nothing to worry," he said.

"Nothing drastic is going to take place as far as I am privyto the Centre. People need not to worry," the Governor reiterated.

"…as of today, there is no information about the rumourslike (abrogation) Article 35A or trifurcation of the State. I have spoken tomany people in Delhi but nobody confirmed to me about any political decision,neither the Prime Minister nor the Home Minister," he said.

To a question about his meeting with two separatedelegations led by National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah and PDPchief Mehbooba Mufti, the Governor said both the delegations were "satisfied"after meeting him.

"I also issued a statement. I have no information from theCentre and the information I am privy to, nothing is going to happen. I don'tknow about tomorrow, but today there is nothing to worry about," he reiterated.

About the advisories issued by the State home departmentasking pilgrims and tourists to cut short their stay in Kashmir and leave assoon as possible, the Governor said the Government could have done withoutissuing the advisory.

"But the General officer Commanding of 15 Corps (Lt GeneralKJS Dhillon) has displayed the weapons recovered en-route (Amarnath) caveshrine, so the steps was taken to protect the pilgrims and tourists," he said.

The Governor said there was "credible information" thatlarge number of militants were waiting across the LoC to infiltrate to thisside of Kashmir.

To a separate question about the advisory issued by somecountries, asking its citizens not to visit Kashmir, the Governor said, "Whatcan we do in this (case) if they have issued the advisory?"

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