Pakistan behind Anantnag fidayeen attack: J&K Governor

J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday claimed that the Fidayeen attack on a CRPF party in South Kashmir district of Anantnag on Wednesday which killed five personnel  was carried out at the behest of Pakistan.

“The militant attack in Anantnag was a fidayeen attack ordered by Pakistan,” Governor Malik said on the sidelines of a convocation ceremony of a private university at Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) in Srinagar. “Whenever  peace returns to  valley Pakistan tries to disrupt it by resorting to fidayeen attacks.”

He said that the government  had conducted elections in the state in a peaceful manner. “This  hasn’t gone down well with the militant handlers based in Pakistan,” Malik said.  “It is only with the approval of Pakistan that militants carry out fidayeen attacks in the valley”.

Governor, however, said that the government will take all necessary security measures to safeguard the upcoming Amarnath Yatra from.militant attacks. 

“We have put in place a full proof security plan for yatra and won’t allow  militants even to get close to the yatris,” Malik said.