BJP Says It Is Not Right Time For Revocation Of AFSPA

by Abbas Adil



Srinagar: Amid the tussle over revocation of AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) on Sunday said that party will not support its revocation as it is not the right time to remove the controversial Act.

BJP’s leader and health Minister Lal Singh said “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,”

The statement comes 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).

Mufti had said “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”. 

However Singh today 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.

He added that the decision should be pragmatic and in national interest.

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