Withdraw AFSPA from all JK areas: Bazaz
Jammu, Oct 23: Commenting on the reports that Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) would be withdrawn from some areas of the state, Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Forum, chief, Pandit Bhushan Bazaz said it should be lifted from all the areas.
In a statement, Bazaz said the then NDA Government had assured the Kashmiri leadership during the talks that the AFSPA would be withdrawn from the state. He, however, lamented that no steps had been taken in this direction so far.
Welcoming the restoration of the talks with Pakistan, Bazaz said that his party was for better relations between the two neighbouring countries and that the people of Kashmir wished to serve as a bridge in that direction.
Bazaz said there had been talks between the two countries in the past also, but there were certain impediments. He added the main impediment had been the Kashmir issue and, therefore, unless it was resolved no talks between the two sides could be fruitful.
Bazaz said Kashmir was a political issue and needed a political solution.
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