Revocation of AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir put on hold
The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to put on hold for now the revocation of Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) from parts of the state, reports suggest. 'Omar's decision a blunder'delhi Updated: Oct 28, 2011 23:00 IST
The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to put on hold for now the revocation of Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) from parts of the state.
According to sources, the State Cabinet will meet after November 10 in Jammu to take into account inputs from army, Congress and other stakeholders.
In the meanwhile, the Core Group of various security agencies on Friday reviewed the security scenario in the Kashmir Valley in the backdrop of recent spurt in militant attacks.
"The meeting, chaired by GOC of Chinar Corps, Lt Gen SA Hasnain, deliberated on numerous security issues and took an overall view of the prevailing external and internal environment," a defence spokesman said.
DGP Kuldeep Khoda and other senior officers of BSF, CRPF, police, intelligence agencies and civil administration attended the session.
The meeting comes days after Kashmir witnessed a sudden spurt in grenade attacks by militants even as the debate on revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) is raging on.
Lt Gen Hasnain complimented the gathering for the synergy that exists among all stakeholders in addressing the security concerns of the Kashmir Valley, the spokesman said.
"The meeting deliberated on the initiatives being undertaken and carried out a holistic introspection of the way ahead," the spokesman added.
The issue of Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) was not discussed during the meeting, he said.
with PTI inputs
First Published: Oct 28, 2011 19:23 IST