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PDP asks Centre to revoke ASFPA, halt `repressive` measures

PDP asked the union govt to reduce the number of central forces from civilian areas in J&K, revoke ASFPA and immediately stop other "repressive" measures to restore trust among locals in the Indian administration.



Jammu: PDP on Saturday asked the union
government to reduce the number of central forces from
civilian areas in Jammu and Kashmir, revoke ASFPA and
immediately stop other "repressive" measures to restore trust
among locals in the Indian administration.

Suggesting ways to amicable and permanent solution to
Kashmir issue, PDP here in its one-day working committee
meeting, chaired by the party chief Mehbooba Mufti, passed a
resolution demanding "full restoration" of political activity
and immediate release of political activists in the state.

People`s Democratic Party also slammed the Centre for
its "inability" to handle the Kashmir issue. "It feels that
instead of reaching out to the distressed people and
initiating substantial measures to find a lasting solution to
the problem the government focus has shifted to silencing
dissent through strong arm methods and repression," memorandum
said.

The PDP also expressed its "strong disapproval of
wanton resort to arrests, crackdowns, indiscriminate use of
Public Security Act and subversion of judicial process."

The main opposition party in Jammu and Kashmir said it
believes that "battle of ideas must be fought politically with
respect to people`s dignity and rights."

The party said work on none of the announcement made
by the union government to calm the last year`s summer unrest
has been initiated and demanded immediate withdrawal to
central security forces from civilian areas.

PTI

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