Amid ruckus in House, Mufti sticks to CMP on AFSPA Question

KL Report


Amid ruckus in House over Jammu twin attacks, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Sunday reiterated that the coalition government will examine the need for de-notifying ‘disturbed areas’ for phased withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

Importantly, PDP-BJP CMP also maintains that both parties have historically held a different view on AFSPA. “And the need for it in the State at present, as part of the agenda for governance of this alliance, the coalition government will examine the need for de-notifying ‘disturbed areas’. This, as a consequence, would enable the Union Government to take a final view on the continuation of AFSPA in these areas,” the CMP said.

But after the latest militant strikes in state, many voices have started backing AFSPA.

Keeping in view the improving security scenario, Mufti told the House, “the state government will examine the need for denotifying ‘disturbed areas’, which have been free from militancy-related incidents for quite some time. It will enable a phased withdrawal of AFSPA from such areas.”

Mufti’s Finance Minister Dr Haseeb Drabu earlier said in a press conference that the state government wants to make AFSPA revocation a process rather than an event.


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