The Jammu and Kashmir administration has withdrawn security cover of five Hurriyat leaders, including that of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
The action has been taken against the Pakistan stooges who get support from Pakistan and ISI. With this move, no security will be provided to these separatist leaders under any pretext.
All security and any vehicles provided to them will stand withdrawn by Sunday evening. Apart from this, if they have any other facilities provided by the government, they are to be withdrawn forthwith.
The five separatist leaders along with Mirwaiz Umar Farooq are- Abdul Ghani Bhatt, Bilal Lone, Hashim Qureshi, and Shabbir Shah.
Apart from the five mentioned above PHQ will review if there are any other separatists who have Government security or facilities and will withdraw these immediately.
The direction for this move came in after Home Minister Rajnath Singh's visit to Srinagar after he held a meeting with the state administration, who said that action should be taken against those who get financial support from across the border.
Singh on Saturday said, "There are some elements here who take money from Pakistan and ISI. I have told the authorities in Jammu and Kashmir very clearly that those who take money from Pakistan and have links with ISI, their security must be reviewed."
The decision came in the wake of ghastly Pulwama terror attack that martyred 40 CRPF jawaans on Jammu-Srinagar highway on February 14 when Pakistan-backed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into the bus of a 70 vehicle convoy.
Commenting on the terror attack, the Hurriyat leaders said, "As we witness killing of our loved ones our young and shoulder their coffins each day, we can feel and understand the pain and sense of loss that the family and friends of those who are killed go through, not for a day or two when everyone is expressing grief and condolences to them, but the silent grief and loss that stays with them for a lifetime."