Monday, April 16, 2012

Army Says Our stand on AFSPA clear

Army today said its stand on revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from parts of Jammu and Kashmir was clear and needed no further elucidation.

Army has opposed the partial revocation of AFSPA from the state, maintaining it would hamper its efforts to fight militancy.

“We have already spoken about AFSPA.. There is no change in our stance,” General Officer Commanding (GoC) of Srinagar-based 15 Corps Lt Gen S A Hasnain told reporters here.

“We have already given our explanation. I don’t think it requires any more comments,” he said.

When asked about Chief Minister’s recent statement that AFSPA will go, the Army Commander said “the day it is revoked, you come back to me and I will comment on it.

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