Hope BJP fulfill their commitment on AFSPA revocation

Srinagar, Mar 27 (UNI) Former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday hoped that the BJP government will fulfill their commitment on the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in Jammu and Kashmir.

Mufti was responding to Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s statement that the central government will consider revoking AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir.

In an interview with the J&K based Gulistan News, Shah also said the government has plans to pull back troops in the Union Territory and leave law and order to the Jammu and Kashmir Police alone.

Mufti hoped it would not be a “ jumlebaazi” (rhetoric) like the BJP promise of providing two crore jobs in the country every year.

“PDP has consistently demanded the revocation of draconian AFSPA along with a gradual removal of troops. It also formulated an important part of our Agenda of Alliance wholeheartedly agreed upon by BJP. Der aayee durust aaye. Better late than never but only if it isn’t jumlebaazi like generating two crore jobs every year or empty promises of depositing 15 lacs into bank accounts. One can only hope that they fulfil their commitment at least in this case since it would bring a huge relief to the people of J&K,” Mufti said in a post on X.

She said the BJP government should walk the talk and release prisoners.

“ To walk the talk perhaps MHA can start by releasing journalists & thousands of young Kashmiri boys currently languishing in jails without any charges or prosecution,” she said.

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