No militant could enter within the 50-100 kilometres range of Srinagar during my tenure as Jammu and Kashmir Governor but now that is not the case, Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik has said.
“During my tenure as Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, no terrorists could enter within the 50-100 kms range of Srinagar. But now, terrorists are killing poor people in Srinagar. This is really saddening,” Malik said according to a media report.
Malik was the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir from August 2018 to October 2019. During his tenure, the decision to abrogate Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and bifurcate the region into two Union Territories was taken in August 2019.
His comments come amid a spate of civilian killings in Kashmir.