Terming the prevalent situation in Jammu and Kashmir as a complete constitutional breakdown,Awami National Conference (ANC) today demanded imposition of Governors rule and resignation of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
For the first time ever since the state came into existence,the CM and his government has openly accepted that they cannot control the CRPF. It is a constitutional breakdown and not just the lack of law and order. Governors rule should be imposed now, ANC Vice President Muzaffar Shah said here at a press conference.
It is high time that the CM resigns respectably. Now that they have accepted their failure,there is no need to weep over it. Omar should just now resign, he said.
Appealing to all the members of state Assembly to resign as a mark of protest against continuation of AFSPA,Shah said,the Centre should revoke it forthwith.
The Chief Minister had last night spoken with Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and voiced his strong concern over civilians becoming victims of action by paramilitary forces.
While,state Law minister Ali Muhammad Sagar has described as totally unwarranted firing by CRPF personnel on protestors in Sopore in north Kashmir,saying such action was adding fuel to the fire.
One person was today killed when CRPF troops opened fire to quell a mob pelting stones on its battalion headquarters in Sopore in North Kashmir. Yesterday,a youth was killed after CRPF personnel fired rubber bullets on a stone-pelting mob that had defied curfew in Sopore town sparking protests in the Valley.