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PDP to launch awareness campaign in JK

india Updated: Jul 07, 2009 20:14 IST

Opposition PDP on Tuesday said it would launch an awareness campaign in Jammu and Kashmir to educate people about different aspects of "self rule", saying it is the only solution to the problems of the state.

"The party is launching an awareness campaign about different aspects and elements of self rule so that citizens
of the state will be fully aware of what the party stands for," PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said.

Addressing a day-long meeting of party's senior leaders and legislatures in Srinagar, she said the PDP has tried to identify the areas that need to be addressed on political, diplomatic, constitutional and economic fronts for bringing in a real change into the life of ordinary people and "self rule" was the outline of that vision.

Mehbooba alleged that "human rights situation in the state has assumed disastrous proportions with the uniformed
men doing almost exactly opposite of what the government claims".

On Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's demand for revocation of AFSPA, she said it was the PDP which has consistently
demanded revocation of AFSPA and demilitarisation of civilian areas which is now being debated on the national level.

Referring to the Larkipora incident where a young boy was released from illegal detention, Mehbooba said it was
heartening that the people's pressure had saved one precious life.