Northern commander briefs J&K Governor on security situation

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah`s announced last week that AFSPA will be revoked from selected areas.

Srinagar: Amidst a heightened debate over revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from parts of Jammu and Kashmir, army`s northern commander Lt General KT Parnaik on Monday met Governor NN Vohra here and
briefed him on the security scenario in the state.

Parnaik met the Governor immediately after his arrival
from the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir`s Kupwara
district, a defence spokesman said.

"The Army commander called on Governor Vohra and apprised
him of security scenario," the spokesman said.

Parnaik, who was accompanied to LoC by the General Officer
Commanding (GOC) of the strategic Srinagar based 15 Corps Lt
Gen Syed Ata Hasnain, was briefed on the operational
preparedness and the security situation.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah`s announcement last week
that AFSPA, which provides immunity to troops operating in
the state, will be revoked from selected areas has set off a

The Defence Ministry and the Army have earlier said that
discussions were underway on the issue of revoking the
controversial Act from Jammu and Kashmir.


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