Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday warned Pakistan, saying any misadventure from the neighbouring country to disrupt peace and harmony in the state will cost it dearly this time. Speaking exclusively to Zee News, the J&K Governor said, ”If Pakistan attempts to create any disturbance in the state, it will have to pay a heavy price for it.”
Governor Malik further said that ”the Indian armed forces fully ready to thwart any eventuality from Pakistan. If it does anything like that then we would go deep inside its territory. We will not settle the issue at the border but will be going deep inside their own territory to teach them a lesson.”
Reacting to Pakistan’s announcement of downgrading diplomatic ties and suspending trade with India in wake of the Narendra Modi government’s move to abrogate Article 370 and bifurcate the state into two union territories, he said that ”it won’t impact India.”
Attacking the Muftis and Abdullahs – two powerful political families of J&K, Malik said that he would write a letter urging the Centre to initiate a probe into their huge illegal assets.
Malik also criticised the PDP and the National Conference for spreading malicious propaganda against the Centre’s move and creating an atmosphere of fear among innocent Kashmiris.
He also categorically refuted media reports about violence in J&K and mass protests against the Centre’s move to scrap Article 370 and bifurcate the state.