Jammu: Expressing concern over the 10-day
long march for revocation of AFSPA from disturbed areas, Panun
Kashmir today alleged that the movement smacks of an intent to
integrate the separatist movement in J-K with those elsewhere
in the country, particularly the Northeast.
"The recent march from Kashmir to Manipur, for the
revocation of AFPSA, seems to be only a brazen expression of
the intent to integrate the separatist movement in Jammu and
Kashmir with the separatist movements elsewhere in India
particularly the Northeast," Panun Kashmir chairman Ajay
Chrangoo told reporters here.
"At a time when China is increasing its military presence
in PoK and encouraging Pakistan against India, the Centre
seems to be sleeping over the deepening nexus among J-K
separatists, Maoists and insurgent groups in Northeast," he
"This combination is dangerous and government should look
into it rather than sleep over when marches for revocation of
AFSPA are being held," he said.
Led by noted social activist Medha Patkar and Magsaysay
awardee Sandeep Pandey, around 25 activists from across the
country have started the march from October 16 from the
Hazratbal shrine to express solidarity with rights activist
Irom Sharmila on her cause for revocation of AFSPA.
The march would pass through 10 states and is scheduled
to reach Imphal on October 27.