Will not Support Revocation of AFSPA at This Juncture: BJP

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KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

A day after Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed stated that his Government will achieve its objectives regarding revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) Sunday said that it is not the right time to remove the Act and the party will not support its revocation.

“We must keep the ground realities in mind. The time for removal of the law has not come yet. It is the time to give good governance to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. We will not support its revocation at this juncture,” BJP’s leader and health Minister Lal Singh told KNS.

When asked about BJP’s views on PDP’s stand on removal of AFSPA, he said it is not appropriate on his part to comment on the assessment of the PDP. “I can tell you in BJP’s capacity that time is not ripe for the revocation of AFSPA,” he said.

He said that it is important to observe the situation and it is important to understand the security contours of the situation before we take a decision. “The decision should be a pragmatic one, it should be in national interest,” he said.

It is to mention here that Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Saturday said that his Government will achieve its objectives regarding revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir.

“I know what to do on AFSPA and would achieve objective on its revocation.  I know everything. I know what to do and what not to do. Whatever we have to do, we will do that,” he had said.

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