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NC member brings resolution on AFSPA, later withdraws it

Last Updated: Monday, March 25, 2013 - 21:44

Jammu: A member of the ruling National Conference on Monday brought a resolution in the Legislative Council seeking withdrawal of AFSPA from Jammu and Kashmir, but later withdrew it on assurance by the government.

NC legislator Bashir Ahmad Veeri sought a discussion on the issue through Private Members Resolution, which Minister of State for Home Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo termed as needless, saying the state was already pursuing the matter with Centre.

Earlier, Kichloo informed that the government has already constituted two committees to examine possibilities of phased withdrawal of AFSPA from districts that have witnessed significant decrease in militancy.

Once the committee submits its report to the state government, the matter will be discussed and taken up for consultation with the Centre, he said.

Kichloo, however, said there is no question of removing AFSFA from the militancy-affected districts.

Veeri demanded that the law should be revoked with immediate effect at least from seven areas of the state, including Srinagar.

Opposing the resolution, Congress member Jahangir Mir termed the law as "good", but said that its implementation is not being done in "right manner."


First Published: Monday, March 25, 2013 - 21:43

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