JK Govt Has Made No Formal Request For AFSPA Revocation: Shinde

KL Report

Delhi

Jammu and Kashmir government has till date made no formal request for revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). This was revealed by the Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde, in reply to a question by G N Ratanpuri, Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha today.

The member wanted to know the names of state government that have formally requested the revocation of AFSPA and the names of the state government that have formally requested the abolition of or the amendments to AFSPA. The reply was nil.

In reply to another question by Ratanpuri, the Minister of Defence, AK Antony told the House that an enquiry into the firing incident of December 28, 2012 at Pulwama in J&K has been ordered and no compensation has been paid as yet.

It may be pertinent to mention that the member had met the minister in his office chambers soon after the incident took place and briefed him about all the relevant details. The minister at that moment had assured the member of Parliament that the enquiry into the incident will be completed by January 15, 2013 and the persons found guilty will be punished. The Defence Minister’s reply infers that enquiry has not been completed as yet in the firing incident that took place in Pulwama on December 28, 2012.

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