New Delhi : Ahead of the by-polls in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today raked up the issue of revocation of controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from some areas and “see the impact”.
Mufti, who has taken a strong position against militants, pitched for revocation of AFSPA, saying she required a “window of peace” for ensuring good governance to “shrink the space” occupied by militants. She said PDP and BJP had come together on an Agenda of Alliance which included revocation of AFSPA. “We should not shy away from revocation of AFSPA. When things improve, why not?” she said, while addressing a seminar on counter terrorism here.
The conference is being organised by India Foundation, a think tank run by Shaurya Doval, the son of National Security Advisor A K Doval. –PTI