Withdrawal of security to political activists arbitrary, has no justification: Tarigami | KNO

Withdrawal of security to political activists arbitrary, has no justification: Tarigami | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, April 03 (KNO) : CPI (M) leader, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami Wednesday said the decision of government to withdraw security of political activists of different parties, including CPI (M), is arbitrary and has no justification. In a statement issued to KNO, Tarigami said that “the decision has been taken at a time when election process is in full swing and it could endanger the lives of these leaders and activists.” He said political process in violence-hit Kashmir is itself a difficult task. “The activists cutting across the political line are risking their lives and doing their bit to strengthen the process of peace. Administration should encourage them by protecting them. The least the administration can do is to provide them the security,” he said. However, unfortunately, security cover of activists, cutting across political spectrum, has been withdrawn. Security cover of three prominent leaders of CPI (M) namely Mohammad Afzal Parray, Sham Prasad Kesar and Mohammad Yousuf Lone has also been withdrawn, the statement issued here reads. “I have taken up the issue with Governor Satya Pal Malik appealing him to direct the concerned to reconsider this decision and restore the security to the prominent functionaries of political parties so that they can carry out their activities freely,” he added.(KNO)