Omar Abdullah angry over AFSPA not being reviewed
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said that for some people the appropriate time to revoke Armed Forces Special Powers Act from Jammu and Kashmir will never come even if there total peace in the state.
"It is ongoing discussion with the Central Government. Earlier it was the UPA Government and now it is the NDA Government. For some people the appropriate time to revoke AFSPA will never come. They are so fond of such laws that even if there is total peace here and no incidents of violence are reported, then also they will come up with some reasons so as to continue such laws," said Omar.
"I don't know what the parameters are to determine the appropriate time to revoke this law. They have been delaying this decision for a long time," he added.
He hoped that the process of revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act will be started soon.
On Wednesday, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju informed the Lok Sabha that the government has no plans to review AFSPA.
"At present there is no such proposal. If the situation so warrants that areas be declared as disturbed, the same is done. This is examined/assessed periodically," Rijiju had said.
(Posted on 24-07-2014)