Revoke AFSPA from JK immediately: Mirwaiz to GoI

Revoke AFSPA from JK immediately: Mirwaiz to GoI
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Srinagar, Apr 23: All Parties Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday asked the government that if the draconian law Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) can be revoked from the North Eastern territories why not it can be revoked from the Jammu Kashmir.
Mirwaiz tweeted: “For the past 30years draconian &oppressive #AFSPA has played havoc with our lives Time &again we have demanded its withdrawal. If GOI can remove it from its North Eastern territories, this cruel &merciless power bestowed upon 8 lakh Indian Forces in J&K should be revoked immediately! (sic).”
Mirwaiz comments came after the government of India revoked Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) completely from Meghalaya and partially revoked in Arunachal Pradesh by being reduced to eight police stations in the state.