Leaders disliked by Pak to get maximum security: Farooq

Amid charges that inadequate security had led to assassination of moderate Hurriyat Conference leader Abdul Ghani Lone, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said leaders not liked by Pakistan would be given maximum security.

Amid charges that inadequate security had led to assassination of moderate Hurriyat Conference leader Abdul Ghani Lone, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said leaders not liked by Pakistan would be given maximum security.
Abdullah ridiculed charges levelled by Lone's son Sajjad that downgrading of security of the deceased had led to his killing, saying even the Prime Minister cannot guarantee anybody's safety against Pakistan-sponsored terrorism.

We told Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee that the most important issue is to see how we give maximum security to the people in the state, for instance separatist leaders like Lone whose attitude Pakistan did not like and it sent its men to kill him like they had killed Maulvi Mohammad Farooq, former Mirwaiz of Kashmir in 1990, Abdullah said.

Asked what he was doing for moderates who wanted to take part in elections, he said I think not only the individuals, but all those who want to participate in elections need to be strengthened.

Bureau Report

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