'AFSPA can't be revoked on basis of single case'



New Delhi: BJP Saturday said the Armed Forces Special Powers Act cannot be revoked in Jammu and Kashmir on the basis of a single firing incident like the one that occurred in Baramulla.

"Based on a single incident alone, the Act cannot be repealed," BJP spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here today.

Naqvi was asked by reporters if the AFSPA should continue to be in force in J and K in the wake of the death of a youth allegedly in firing by security forces in Baramulla on Saturday which has triggered protests in the district.

Baramulla district witnessed protests for the second day today over the killing of the youth with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah ordering a magisterial probe into the incident.

PTI