Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday accused former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed of being responsible for imposition of controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Jammu and Kashmir during his tenure as Union Home Minister.
Softening its stand on the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, BJP on Monday said that if voted to power, the party will create an atmosphere where such a "stringent" law would not be required.
The Tripura government has decided to extend the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in 24 police station areas fully and in six police station areas partly for another six months to contain insurgency, a senior police official said on Saturday.
Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of violating the model code of conduct by addressing a state government sponsored election rally in Kishtwar.
BJP will not make the abrogation of Article 370 an election issue in Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday indicated even as he said that attempts were being made by rival parties to create fear psychosis over the matter.
People's Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said having unceremoniously dumped his AFSPA revocation demand, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was now trying to blame everybody except himself for his countless "failures" and "follies".
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today accused both his coalition partner Congress and opposition Peoples' Democratic Party of not supporting him in his endeavour to get controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act revoked.
Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs, General (retired) VK Singh, on Saturday took a jibe at senior Congress leader P Chidambaram's comment on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), saying the latter did not even know in what context he was making such a remark.
Welcoming the life sentence of five army personnel in the Machil fake encounter case in Jammu and Kashmir, former Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act is an "obnoxious law" that has no place in a modern, civilised country.
They had ruled the campaigns in Jammu and Kashmir during polls in 2008 and again this year during parliamentary elections, but as the state heads once more to the hustings, the slogans of discontent and dissent of the earlier political contests have been overshadowed by calls for development.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday expressed hope that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would take a "serious look" at the issue of AFSPA as the time was "opportune" to make progress on it.