Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday said
that the ‘government’ orders being circulated on social media in Kashmir from
past few days were invalid.
“There has been no valid order by the government. All the
orders are invalid,” Governor Malik said on the sidelines of a function at
SKICC in Srinagar.
He said that rumors spread like wildfire in Kashmir.
“If any small incident happens in Lal Chowk, I get news at
Governor House that a blast has occurred in Lal Chowk. Such is the rumour
mongering in Kashmir,” he said.
He appealed to the people not to pay heeds to rumors saying
that everything was fine and normal in the state.
Since past few days various government orders are being
circulated on social media adding to the speculation that the Centre might have
plans to do away with Article 35A.
These speculations have dominated the discourse in Kashmir
over the past few days after the Centre decided to rush an additional 100
companies of central armed paramilitary forces to the valley.