AFSPA should be revoked in J&K: Brinda

October 31, 2011 08:23 pm | Updated November 17, 2021 12:48 am IST - Mumbai

Senior CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat on Monday supported Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on the need to partially withdraw the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from some parts of the State.

Ms. Brinda further said a fresh legislation should be brought in which would give the Army the right to intervene.

“AFSPA should be withdrawn from areas which are not disturbed in J&K. Instead, a fresh legislation should be introduced which will give the Army rights to intervene,” she said at a press conference in Mumbai.

Her comments came in the backdrop of Mr. Omar’s recent announcement on the J&K government’s decision to partially withdraw AFSPA from some areas of the State.

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