National Conference leader and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah, has reportedly demanded a CBI inquiry into the “fake orders” that had surfaced on social media over the past few days, leading to speculation that the Centre might be moving to scrap Article 35 A of the Constitution, which provides special rights of residency and jobs to the people of Jammu and Kashmir in the state.
Omar said that since fake orders were circulated under the signature of senior officials, a sound byte was not enough to dismiss the rumours.
This is a very serious matter raised by the Governor. Fake orders were circulated under the signature of senior government officers. This is not something that can be dismissed with a simple sound byte.The CBI must be asked to investigate these fake orders & their origin. https://t.co/NhnC9xxeSg
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) July 30, 2019
He was reacting to Governor Satya Pal Malik’s assertion that the orders that have appeared on the social media were not valid.
“A lot of rumours are spread here, do not pay any heed to them. Everything is fine, everything is normal,” Governor Malik said when asked about the slew of orders appearing on social media about the possibility of a prolonged law and order situation in Kashmir Valley.