Omar Meets Guv, Says ‘No One Knows What’s Happening’

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Omar Abdullah addresses media persons in Srinagar on Saturday (Photo: Abid Bhat / KO)

SRINAGAR — A National Conference (NC) delegation, led by former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, on Saturday met Governor Satya Pal Malik against the backdrop of panic created due to rumours about deterioration of situation following advisory issued to pilgrims and tourists to leave the valley.

‘We wanted to know about the current situation in J&K. When we ask officials about the situation, they say something is happening. But nobody knows what is actually happening,’ Mr Abdullah, who is the vice- president of NC, told reporters outside the Raj Bhawan here on Saturday after meeting

Meanwhile, Omar said Governor S P Malik has assured his party that no moves are planned on repealing Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution, or the state’s trifurcation.

However, the former J&K chief minister said he wants an assurance on these issues from the Centre in Parliament on Monday.

. “He assured us that there was no movement on (repealing) Article 370 or Article 35A or delimitation (of constituencies in the state),” he told reporters here.

Abdullah said he has asked his party MPs to move a motion in Parliament on Monday seeking a statement from the Union government on the situation that has developed in Jammu and Kashmir over the past few weeks.

“We want the government make a statement on situation in the state in the Parliament,” he said.

Abdullah appealed to the people of the state to keep calm and control their emotions and not take any step that may align with the aim of the people with vested interests

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