CPI (M) lauds Centre`s decision of pulling out troops from J-K

CPI (M) has welcomed Centre`s decision of pulling out 30,000 troops from J&K, but termed the move as "inadequate" and demanded revocation of AFSPA.

Last Updated: Dec 19, 2009, 20:19 PM IST

Srinagar: The CPI(M) today welcomed the
Centre`s decision of pulling out 30,000 troops from Jammu and
Kashmir, but termed the move as "inadequate" and demanded
revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the
state.

"We welcome the decision of the Central government
regarding pulling out of 30,000 troops from Jammu and Kashmir.
However the measure is quite inadequate," CPI(M) state
secretary M Y Tarigami said in a statement here.

The is no justification for keeping the AFSPA operative
in the state anymore. This should be revoked without any
further delay, Tarigami said.

He said to improve security situation in the state, there
should be "drastic reduction" in the deployment of troops
which "will help in addressing the grievance of the people
regarding inconvenience faced by them".

PTI