Pulwama attack aftermath: Security cover of five separatist leaders including Mirwaiz to be withdrawn, says Govt

Government has decided to withdraw security cover provided to five Hurriyat leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, reported the Press Trust of India.

The moves comes day after the Pulwama attack in which 49 CRPF personnel were killed.

“No security cover will be provided under any pretext to these five leaders and other separatists,” a security official told PTI. The other four are Shabir Shah, Hashim Qureshi, Bilal Lone and Abdul Ghani Bhat.

According to the order, all security and vehicles provided to the Hurriyat leaders will stand withdrawn by Sunday evening. No security forces or cover will be provided, under any pretext, to them or any others. If they have any other facilities provided by the government, they are to be withdrawn forthwith.

The decision comes a day after Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh had said that security given to people getting ‘funds from Pakistan and ISI should be reviewed.’

“Some elements in Jammu and Kashmir have links with the ISI and the terrorist organisation. Their security should be reviewed,” he had said.

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