July 22: Reacting strongly to the Governor’s advise to the terrorists to kill corrupt politicians, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said if any mainstream politician get killed in Jammu and Kashmir , that crime has been done on the express orders of the Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satyapal Malik .
Malik said, “I should not have made such comments but my personal feeling is the same as I said. Many political leaders and big bureaucrats are steeped in corruption .”
After the backlash over his comments, Malik clarified today that he had spoken “in a fit of anger and frustration” due to rampant corruption.
“Whatever I said was in ‘fit of anger’, as Governor I should have avoided it”, Satya Pal Malik said.
“As 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,” he told news agency ANI.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah posted: “Save this tweet – after today any mainstream politician or serving/retired bureaucrat killed in J&K has been murdered on the express orders of the Governor of J&K Satyapal Malik.”
There was no mistaking the target of his provocative comments yesterday
“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,” Abdullah wrote.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik issued a controversial statement saying that terrorist should “kill corrupt politicians who have looted the entire wealth” of the state” rather than innocent people and security personnel, sending shockwaves in political circles.
While speaking to a public gathering present there, he said, “Why are you (terrorists) killing innocents? Why are you killing SDOs and PSOs? What will you gain by this?”