Will revoke PSA if NC elected with majority: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar

National conference vice president and former Jammu and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday promised to repeal the controversial public safety act (PSA) if the National Conference is elected with a majority in state assembly elections.

“I assure you and through you, I assure the people of Jammu and Kashmir that the day National Conference makes its government on its own, God willing in 2019, within days I will repeal PSA. I am telling you (workers) that I will blot it out from the papers forever,” Omar in his address at Pulwama today said.

“JKNC is committed to bring Jammu and Kashmir out of misery, despondency and darkness,” he said.

“We have seen enough of coalition governments where we remain at the mercy of someone,” he said.

“We know that the armed forces special powers act (AFSPA) won’t be revoked without discussing it with center. And for that, we will discuss it with the center. But what about state laws why we can’t revoke them,” he added.

Omar said that Kashmir youth should not be arrested under PSA and for months together their parents suffer for their dear ones.

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