Efforts for revoking AFSPA to continue: Omar

Omar Abdullah Asserted that special laws like the AFSPA had served their purpose.

Last Updated: Dec 05, 2011, 23:26 PM IST

Srinagar: Asserting that special laws like
the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) had served their
purpose, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday
said there would be no let up in his struggle for gradual
revocation of these laws from the state.

"There will be no let up in my efforts to gradually
see off laws like AFSPA from the state, which have served
their purpose, to make people relish the fruits of peace,"
he told a public meeting at Kokernag, 85-km from here.

The Chief Minister was addressing the people after
inaugurating a power grid station as a part of the birth
anniversary celebrations of National Conference founder late
Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah.

Slamming the PDP, Omar said "the party talks in three
different tones about AFSPA at three different places --
Srinagar, Jammu and Delhi."

"The party talks in favour of revocation of the Act in
Srinagar while its leadership keeps mum about it in Jammu.
In Delhi, they make the revocation of AFSPA subservient to
the desire of the Army," he said.

"People are wise enough to understand the designs
behind PDP?s doublespeak as they have experienced this
characteristic of the party since its inception," Omar said.

PTI