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My efforts to soften AFSPA suffered setback due to unrest: Omar

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said his efforts to soften the provisions of Armed Forces Special Powers Act and reduction of troops in the state have suffered a setback due to the ongoing unrest in the Valley.

india Updated: Sep 29, 2010 23:00 IST

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said his efforts to soften the provisions of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and reduction of troops in the state have suffered a setback due to the ongoing unrest in the Valley.

Addressing a public meeting in Ganderbal, Omar said his persistent advocacy and campaign for gradual reduction of forces in the state and softening of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) provisions had started yielding results.

"...But the law and order situation created by certain elements in the Valley during the last over three months has given considerable setback to my endeavours in this regard," he said adding "however, I will continue to work in this direction despite all odds."