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'Will not rest till AFSPA is revoked in J-K'

india Updated: Jul 05, 2009 20:13 IST

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Opposition Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday said it will continue to press for its demand for revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and withdrawal of troops from civilian areas in J-K.

"PDP, with the support of the people, will not rest till the goal of revocation of AFSPA and withdrawal of troops from the civilian areas is achieved," youth wing president of the party, Bashir Assad, said addressing a day long convention of youth activists of Kashmir at the party headquarters in Srinagar.

He said the recent upheaval in the state should serve as an eye opener to those at the helm of affairs as they cannot escape the responsibility of responding to the people's urge of repealing the draconian laws and withdrawal of troops from the civilian areas.

"Any delay in revocation of AFSPA and withdrawal of troops from civilian areas will only increase the people's alienation," Assad said.