I will continue to press for repeal of AFSPA: Omar
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 28, 2012, 20:35
  
Kolkata: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said he would continue to press for repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act ''which is a very important issue''.

''This is a very important issue for Jammu and Kashmir and that is why I am pressing for it. I will continue to press for it,'' Abdullah told reporters on the sidelines of the Kolkata Literary Meet that coincided with the holding of the Kolkata Book Fair which he visited today.

''However, the Ministry of Defence has many things to look after and this is not the only issue for them,'' he hastened to add.

Speaking on the Centre-state relations, he said, ''If things move a little faster, then it is better for us''. Abdullah, however, refused to comment on the controversy surrounding the visit of Salman Rushdie to Jaipur Literature Festival.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, January 28, 2012, 20:35


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