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Letter to BS: Cracking whip on J&K's 5 separatist leaders a welcome step

The move comes in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack where over 40 CRPF personnel were martyred

Business Standard  |  New Delhi 

Army soldiers at the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, Thursday, February 14, 2019 | Photo: PTI
Army soldiers at the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama district  | Photo: PTI

The government has done well to crack the whip on five top separatist leaders, including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, by withdrawing the security and vehicles provided to them, for their alleged links to terror outfits and Pakistan's intelligence agency, the ISI. The move comes in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack where over 40 CRPF personnel were martyred. It has also been decided to scrap other facilities, if any, provided by the government to these leaders. The measures coming on the back of the cancellation of the most favoured nation status given to Pakistan must help to rein in the separatists, besides saving taxpayers money.

N J Ravi Chander, Bengaluru


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First Published: Mon, February 18 2019. 22:42 IST
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