AFSPA should go JK: Brinda
Mumbai, Oct 31: Senior CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat on Monday supported Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on the need to partially withdraw the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from some parts of the State.
Brinda further said a fresh legislation should be brought which would give the Army the right to intervene.
“AFSPA should be withdrawn from areas which are not disturbed in J&K. Instead, a fresh legislation should be introduced which will give the Army rights to intervene,” she said at a press conference in Mumbai.
Her comments came in the backdrop of Omar’s recent announcement on the J&K government’s decision to partially withdraw AFSPA from some areas of the State.
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