Pulwama attack: Govt removes security of Hurriyat leaders, politicians in J&K
New Delhi : The recent Pulwama terror attack has compelled government of India to take strict action aganist those people who can be connected to terrorism. In a major step today, Jammu and Kashmir Govt has decided to withdraw the security of 18 Hurriyat leaders in the state.
According to a spokesperson of the Home Department, it was felt that giving security to these separatist leaders is wastage of limited state resources which could be better utilised in some other sectors.
Among the leaders whose security has been downgraded and withdrawn are SAS Geelani, Aga Syed Mosvi, Maulvi Abbas Ansari, Yaseen Malik, Saleem Geelani, Shahid ul Islam, Zaffar Akbar Bhat, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, Farooq Ahmed Kichloo, Masroor Abbas Ansari, Aga Syed Abul Hussain, Abdul Gani Shah and Mohd Musadiq Bhat. This is apart from four people including Hurriyat leaders whose security was withdrawn on 17 Feb, this year.
Also, the security of 155 political persons and activists, who did not require the security provided to them based on their threat assessment and their activities, was also withdrawn. This includes Shah Faesal, who resigned from the IAS and Wahid Parray.
This government decision has helped over 1000 police personnel and over 100 vehicles free from the regular police work, media added.