AFSPA 'sensitive issue', Omar can't act unilaterally: BJP
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Jammu, Oct 21: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of BJP today said that any decision on AFSPA is a "sensitive" matter and should be taken after consultations with security experts.
"BJP takes an exception to the statement of Omar Abdullah that with the gradual improvement in the security situation and return of peace, the Armed Forces Special Powers Act is being removed from some areas within next few days," BJP state chief spokesperson Jitendra Singh said today.
Singh wondered at whose behest the chief minister was making announcements
on such a "sensitive issue".
"GOC 15 Corps Lt Gen A Hasnain has stated on record that at present, there is an all-time high built-up of potential infiltrators on the LoC. Any final decision regarding deployment or withdrawal of troops from militancy-prone areas is never a sole prerogative of any political party or leader, Singh said.
“Home Minister P Chidambaram should also clarify the media reports that he had assured the CM of withdrawal of AFSPA from some of the districts,” he demanded.
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