Jammu and Kashmir: Withdraw AFSPA from some areas, says Mehbooba Mufti

Mehbooba Mufti said, "We should not shy away from removing AFSPA when situation improves."

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: March 16, 2017 11:04 am
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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday called for the revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from some areas of her state. “We should not shy away from revocation of the AFSPA. When things improve, why not?” she asked at an Indian Foundation counter-terrorism conference in New Delhi.

“We do not shy away when the situation goes bad. We do not shy away from calling more forces…. But when the situation improves, we should not shy away from the fact that we need to start revocation of the AFSPA from some places and see what is the impact,” she said. Mehbooba advocated good governance to eradicate terrorism. She added that she required a “window of peace” for ensuring good governance to shrink the militant space.

She lauded former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for his Kashmir policy and suggested there was a need for shifting security camps “away from public” once the situation improves.  Mehbooba asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate talks with “all stakeholders” for a lasting solution in Kashmir. “We need to have dialogue as was done by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee,” she said.

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    IslamForFoools
    Mar 16, 2017 at 10:52 am
    Bulla k Baal die please for the sake of human race
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      IslamForFoools
      Mar 16, 2017 at 10:52 am
      Muslims are not humans, they are dehumanized by Islam.
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        IslamForFoools
        Mar 16, 2017 at 12:10 pm
        stan is for terrorists like you, musslemna terrorists
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          IslamForFoools
          Mar 16, 2017 at 5:42 am
          Use Maoist to kill saperatists in Kashmir in illegal way. Legal ways to punish them are too complicated and impossible. Use illegal ways to kil saperatists musselman in Kashmir I say. Use Maoist, nexalite
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            ahmad
            Mar 16, 2017 at 6:06 am
            Remove afspa from w Kashmir valley remove excess paramilitary force forces from Kashmir valley.
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