Jammu: Fearing the repetition of last June’s violence in the Valley, claiming more than 100 youths, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has all set to ban the entry of human rights activist Arundhati Roy and eminent lawyer and Rajya Sabha MP Ram Jethmalani in Kashmir.

Requesting the Centre, the Abdullah government has said it will not allow anybody to enter the Valley as it could deteriorate the law and order situation in the name of advocating human rights.

Talking to reporters on Monday, Abdullah justified the action of the state government and said he has great responsibility for the people of state.

“People have given their mandate to me to provide them peace. How can we allow somebody to dismantle the peace of the state?” said the CM.

After the consultation with Union Home Minister, we decided to send back human rights activist Gautam Naulakha from the airport, added Abdullah.

The CM said despite the efforts of insurgents, the law and order situation of the Valley is satisfactory. “More numbers of tourists are visiting Kashmir. Trade, education and social activities are running smoothly,” he added.

JPN/Bureau