PDP may take up NIA issue with BJP

Updated - November 17, 2021 03:14 am IST

Published - January 30, 2016 01:57 am IST - NEW DELHI:

The Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir, >which is undecided on whether to form a new government or not , has tacitly cited various reasons for cold-shouldering its former coalition partner BJP.

At present, the party leadership is debating whether to raise issues regarding the Centre’s role in the State’s anti-terror operations or maintain the same old line that the BJP did not follow “the Agenda of Alliance” in its right spirit.

Sources said that the party would soon roll out a new set of demands to the BJP to explain the long silence of its president, Mehbooba Mufti. The Hindu has learnt that issues regarding the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and its activities in Jammu and Kashmir would figure prominently.

A week ago, J&K Governor N.N. Vohra spoke on the occasion of the foundation day of the NIA, urging the Union Home Ministry to take steps to ensure that NIA’s legal framework was aligned with the State’s Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) so that effective investigations of terror cases could be carried out under its purview. At that time, the PDP did not create any fuss over Mr. Vohra’s statement. But now, sources said, the party leadership was figuring out a strategy to place it before the public as “yet another move of the Centre to violate J&K’s special status”.

Speaking to The Hindu , senior PDP leader Naeem Akhtar said the party was yet to finalise its position on the extension of the NIA act in the State.

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