Omar jumped gun on AFSPA: PDP

CM Omar Abdullah`s recent announcement on limited withdrawal of the Disturbed Areas Act from J&K has led to "utter confusion" Mehbooba Mufti alleged.

Srinagar: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah`s
recent announcement on limited withdrawal of the Disturbed
Areas Act from Jammu and Kashmir has led to "utter confusion"
and its price is being paid by ordinary civilians, PDP chief
Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday alleged.
She said things were made worse by the "usual lack of
cohesion" between various components of the government, and
"it seems that a debate is taking place only after the
announcement was made".

"It appears that the chief minister had not done his home
work before he rushed to make an announcement about the
proposed withdrawal of AFSPA," she said.

Mufti said any move towards revocation of AFSPA should in
normal course have brought relief to the people but instead
the violence had "suddenly spurted".

"It seems in place of providing relief to people and
introducing an element of relaxation the government has
succeeded only in instilling fear in people," she alleged.
Mufti also expressed sympathy with the victims of the
recent terror attacks in the state and described them as
"outright condemnable".

Suspected militants yesterday exploded a grenade in a
crowded market place in Anantnag injuring five civilians in
the fifth attack in two days.

PTI

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