New Delhi/Srinagar, Feb 17 : In a major decision and taking pro-active step against 'separatist' leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, the government has decided to withdraw "all security and government facilities" to five such leaders.
Top sources in the Jammu and Kashmir government said that the five leaders are Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Abdul Ghani Bhat, Bilal Lone, Hashim Qureshi and Shabir Shah.
"All security and any vehicles provided to them will stand withdrawn by today evening," the source said. "No security forces or cover should be provided, under any pretext, to them or any other separatist," sources said adding if they have any other facilities provided by the government, they are to be withdrawn forthwith.
The state police headquarters will "review if there are any other separatists" who have government security or facilities and will withdraw these immediately, the source said. (UNI)