Omar using AFSPA to divert attention: PDP

AFSPA issue is being used to divert attention of people from the custodial death of the NC worker said PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti.

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2011, 20:21 PM IST

PDP on Tuesday accused Jammu and Kashmir
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah of using the AFSPA issue to
divert people`s attention from the mysterious death of a
National Conference leader.

"AFSPA issue is being used to divert attention of people
from the custodial death of the NC worker," PDP Chief
Mehbooba Mufti told reporters here today.

She said Omar should have taken the decision to revoke
AFSPA with the consent of the Centre, coalition partner
Congress and the cabinet.

Accusing BJP and Congress of remaining silent on the NC
worker`s dead in custody, she accused the two parties of
adopting "double standards".

"BJP is making a hue and cry over Rajasthan`s missing
nurse case and Congress is making much noise over Yeddyurappa
issue but both are silent on the NC worker`s death," she said.

Meanwhile, PDP held demonstrations against the government
at all district headquarters of Jammu region.

Leading the demonstration here, Mehbooba alleged that the
state government has failed on various fronts.

She said the government has failed to provide regular
power supply despite successful functioning of the Baglihar
power project and revision in electricity rates.

PTI