Yasin Malik disputes govt claims on security withdrawal: ‘I never enjoyed any govt protection’

Srinagar Published 21 Feb 2019

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik on Thursday disputed the government order of withdrawing his security, saying that he never enjoyed any government protection.

In a statement, the governor Satyapal Malik administration last night said that the security of eighteen separatist leaders including Yasin Malik has been withdrawn following Pulwama attack.

Addressing a press conference at his office in Srinagar, Malik said that he had turned down the repeated offers by the police to provide him security.

“Every time they offered me security, I turned it down. I strongly believe that the life and death are in the hands of Almight Allah,” Malik told journalists at his Abi Guzar office.

“This is utter dishonesty on the part of the government,” Malik said on the notification issued by the governor administration last night.