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J&K situation not conducive for AFSPA withdrawal: BJP

Press Trust of India
Dec 13, 2011 at 09:01pm IST

Jammu: The BJP on Tuesday said the militant attack on a Jammu and Kashmir minister in Srinagar proved that the prevailing situation in the state does not allow withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act.

"The present situation in Jammu and Kashmir does not allow withdrawal of AFSPA. The recent militant attack on cabinet minister Ali Mohmmad Sagar in Srinagar is the latest incidence which proves that both AFSPA and army should continue in the state," BJP national executive member and legislator Ashok Khajuria told reporters in Jammu.

He alleged Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, his father and Union Minister Farooq Abdullah and uncle Mustafa Kamal have been demanding revocation of AFSPA from Jammu and Kashmir with the motive to malign the image of armed forces.

'J&K situation not conducive for removing AFSPA'

The BJP said Omar-led coalition government has totally failed on all fronts in meeting the aspirations of the peopl

On December 11, Sagar escaped an attempt on his life by militants who attacked his entourage, as he entered his ancestral house in Srinagar, killing one of his security guards.

Charging the ruling NC of failing on all fronts in meeting the aspirations of the people, Khajuria said Omar has no right to stay in chair and should immediately resign.

"Omar-led coalition government has totally failed on all fronts in meeting the aspirations of the people. Omar has no right to stay in chair and should immediately resign in the interest of the state and the country," he said.

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