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Protests over Centre's proposal to dilute AFSPA in JK

Various right-wing outfits in Jammu today burnt effigies of the Union and state governments in protest against the Centre considering a phased withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act from some areas in Jammu and Kashmir.

india Updated: Sep 13, 2010 19:28 IST
PTI

Various right-wing outfits in Jammu on Monday burnt effigies of the Union and state governments in protest against the Centre considering a phased withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act from some areas in Jammu and Kashmir.

Led by its leaders Dara Singh and Parmokh Sethi, Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morch (BJYM) activists took out protest rallies and held demonstrations at Narwal and Moraliya areas against the government's move.

Raising anti-government slogans, over 500 Bajrang Dal workers led by the party's state coordinator Nund Kishore took to the streets and burnt an effigy of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for his demand to revoke AFSPA from some districts in the state.

The activists of Jammu Mukhti Morcha (JMM) and Sangram Sena also held demonstrations warning the central government against any move to dilute the AFSPA.

First Published: Sep 13, 2010 19:24 IST