Congress conspired against removal of AFSPA: Omar
Baramulla : Welcoming as better late than never, the Congress poll promise of amending the AFSPA, Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said earlier “some friends” in the grand old party had conspired against scrapping the controversial law when he had demanded so during his tenure as the Chief Minister.
Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah said that, “I wish they would have mentioned this issue earlier when I was the Chief Minister. At that time, when I demanded AFSPA’s removal, some Congress friends had conspired against it. ”
The Congress , which released its election manifesto earlier today, promised that if the party came to power after the ensuing Lok Sabha elections it would amend the AFSPA Act that grants special powers to the Indian armed forces in insurgency-hit areas.