Jammu & Kashmir, July 22: Governor Satya Pal Malik has clarified that he made the controversial comments- asking militants to stop killing innocent people and instead rise against “those who have looted the wealth of Kashmir for years” “in a fit of anger”. Amarnath Yatra is Conducted With Support of Our Muslim Brothers, Says J&K Governor Satyapal Malik.
In an interview given to ANI, he has been quoted as saying, "As a Governor, I should have not made such a comment, but my personal feeling is the same as I said. Many political leaders and big bureaucrats are steeped in corruption here."
His comments drew a lot of criticism and Omar Abdullah slammed it and tweeted saying, “This man, ostensibly a responsible man occupying a constitutional position, tells militants to kill politicians perceived to be corrupt. Perhaps the man should find out about his own reputation in Delhi these days before sanctioning unlawful killings and kangaroo courts.”
#WATCH J&K Governor, SP Malik to ANI on National Conference leader Omar Abdullah's tweet over his statement: He is a political juvenile tweeting on everything, see the reaction to his tweets and you will find out. pic.twitter.com/3rLMwN1jpv
— ANI (@ANI) July 22, 2019
Commenting on Abdullah's tweet over his statement, Malik said, "He is political juvenile tweeting on everything, see the reaction to his tweets and you will find out." He then takes a dig about his reputation and also attributes his success to hard work and not corruption and lineage, like the other politicians.