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Whatever I said was in fit of anger: J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik explains remark

first_imgWhatever I said was in fit of anger: J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik explains remarkAddressing a gathering at the inaugural event of Kargil Ladakh Tourism Festival 2019 at Khree Sultan Choo Sports Stadium Kargil on Sunday, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik opined that the biggest disease in Jammu and Kashmir is corruption.advertisement Asian News International SrinagarJuly 22, 2019UPDATED: July 22, 2019 11:24 IST Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik (Photo: PTI)HIGHLIGHTSA day ago, J&K governor said that terrorists should gun down those who have looted the country and their stateHe also called Omar Abdullah a “political juvenile” after Abdullah criticised him over his statementOmar had said if any politician or bureaucrat is killed in the state then it must be considered as the execution of Governor’s orderA day after he said that terrorists should gun down those who have looted the country and their state, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday said that as a Governor he should have avoided the comment while adding that whatever he said was in a “fit of anger”.”Whatever I said was in a fit of anger and frustration due to rampant corruption. As a Governor, I should not have said this. But if I was not holding this post, I would have said the same and would have been ready to bear the consequences,” Malik told ANI.”Many of the political leaders and top bureaucrats are steeped in corruption here, they are criminals. As a Governor I should have avoided making such a comment, but as an individual this is what I feel,” he added.Addressing a gathering at the inaugural event of Kargil Ladakh Tourism Festival 2019 at Khree Sultan Choo Sports Stadium Kargil on Sunday, Malik opined that the biggest disease in Jammu and Kashmir is corruption.”The biggest disease in Kashmir is corruption…These youth with guns, they are killing PSOs and SPOs for no reason, why are you killing them? Kill those who have looted your country and all the wealth from Kashmir, have you killed anyone out of them? Nothing will be achieved by this,” Governor had said.Hitting out at former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah, the Governor called him a “political juvenile” after Abdullah criticised him over his statement on Sunday.”He is a political juvenile who tweets on everything. See the reaction to his tweets and you will find out, go on the streets and ask about him,” Malik said.advertisementEarlier, the National Conference leader had taken to Twitter and said that if any politician or bureaucrat is killed in the state then it must be considered as the execution of Governor’s order.”Save this tweet – after today any mainstream politician or serving/retired bureaucrat killed in Jammu and Kashmir has been murdered on the express orders of the Governor of J and K Satyapal Malik,” tweeted Abdullah.Also Read | J&K Governor tells militants to kill the corrupt who looted Kashmir, Omar Abdullah respondsAlso Watch | Omar Abdullah hits back at J&K Governor for telling militants to kill the corrupt in KashmirFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byManisha Pandey Tags :Follow Satya PalFollow omar abdullahFollow Governorlast_img read more

Two mothers waiting to collect teenage daughters died in Manchester Arena bombing

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Abedi is believed to have been born in Manchester and of Libyan descent. Two mothers waiting to collect their teenage daughters after the Ariana Grande concert were among the victims of the suicide attack at the Manchester Arena, their families said on Tuesday night.Alison Howe, 45, and Lisa Lees, 47, from Royton, Oldham, were waiting together in the foyer of the arena when a home-made device packed with nuts and bolts exploded.Both had been reported missing after the attack and on Tuesday night their relatives confirmed they were among the 22 victims of the atrocity. “They took a caring beautiful mum and step mother away from us all she was amazing to us all x love you loads Alison Howe xx,” Ms Howe’s stepson Jordan Howe wrote on Facebook. Olivia Campbell, 15, was also confirmed dead on Tuesday night while tributes have also been paid to 26-year-old John Atkinson from Bury, who was named by friends on Facebook as an apparent victim.The attack on Monday was the worst terrorist attack since 52 innocent people were killed in the July 7 bombings in London in 2005.The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for the barbaric attack, which was carried out by Salman Abedi. Ms Lees’ brother, Lee Hunter, confirmed her death around the same time.”For those who don’t know Lisa is gone but never, ever forgotten. I love you Lisa I’ll miss you so much,” he wrote.Tributes have been flowing as details of the victims began emerging.Eight-year-old Saffie Roussos and teenager Georgina Callander were among the first of the terrorist’s victims to be named.last_img read more