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Repeal of AFSPA will disturb situation in JK: BJP

The state unit of BJP on Saturday opposed any move to withdraw CRPF forces from the border state and the repeal of the Act which gives special powers to the armed forces, saying it will disturb the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

india Updated: Jun 13, 2009 15:22 IST

The state unit of BJP on Saturday opposed any move to withdraw CRPF forces from the border state and the repeal of the Act which gives special powers to the armed forces, saying it will disturb the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

"This step could lead to a dangerous situation as law and order situation is already disturbed in the state," pradesh BJP spokesperson Ramesh Arora told reporters in Jammu.

His statement follows Union Home Minister P Chidambaram's remark during a visit to Kashmir that the Centre would like the paramilitary forces to play only a secondary role in the border state.

Chidambaram had also assured Chief Minister Omar Abdullah that the Centre would relook into the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFPSA) which gives special powers to the armed forces.

Arora said such steps should be taken when complete normalcy prevails in the state and warned that the party will be forced to agitate if the government takes any decision on the issues.

On the delay in commencement of the Amarnath yatra, he alleged that that it was being done to please hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who had demanded that the yatra period should be confined up to 15 days only.