Omar`s AFSPA move vote bank politics: RSS

After BJP, the RSS has slammed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for pushing to revoke AFSPA from the state claiming that the move was part of vote bank politics to salvage his image.

Last Updated: Oct 29, 2011, 20:12 PM IST

New Delhi: After BJP, the RSS has slammed
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for pushing to
revoke AFSPA from the state claiming that the move was part of
vote bank politics to salvage his image.

RSS mouthpiece `Panchajanya` said that Abdullah was "bent
upon compromising national interest" by indulging in vote bank
politics to salvage his image.

"...In the name of fulfilling election promise, he is
making all out efforts to withdraw the Armed Forces (Special
Powers) Act from the Valley...it directly implies that he is
surrendering before separatists while ignoring the danger of
jehadi terror," the editorial in the latest issue of
the journal read.

It said while these leaders keep accusing security forces
of being inhuman and cruel, the terror incidents are always
ignored.

"Unfortunately, Congress-led UPA government at the Centre
has never taken the Kashmir problem seriously and views it
with an electoral perspective," the write up said, adding that
the problem has persisted due to the "wrong policies" adopted
by Congress from the time of Pt Jawaharlal Nehru.

"Instead of giving a stern reply to Omar Abdullah, the
(Union) Home Ministry is busy analysing the situation at a
time when the Army has opposed diluting the Act," it said.

PTI