Srinagar, Sep 15 (UNI) Expressing concern over the alleged Human Rights (HR) violations by the security forces, including police action against innocent people, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), reiterated its demand for gradual troop reduction and removal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing a day-long meeting of District and Zonal presidents of south Kashmir today, senior vice president of PDP Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari said the human rights situation in the state was ''grim.'' The PDP believes that time has come to revoke the AFSPA and withdraw troops to curb the HR violations being committed by the security forces in the state, he said.
A comprehensive plan to strengthen the party in the state was discussed in the meeting, a spokesman of the PDP said adding that the leaders expressed their concern over the police actions against innocent people.
In the meeting the leaders claimed that people were feeling more during secure the PDP role as those indulging in HR violations were being punished.
Assembly elections due next year, the security situation and the overall political situation in the state, were also discussed.