'India can respond to Pak's ceasefire violations'

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Rajouri, Sep 7: Making a strong statement, Chief Minister of Jammu Kashmir, Omar Abdullah said that India has right to respond to Pakistan's ceasefire violations.

"It is our right to respond in case of ceasefire violations," he said at an army function on Sunday, Sep 6.

Stating that the people on both the sides would benefit if Pakistan kept its promise of holding truce along the LoC, the CM said, "Stay of the army depends on the ground situation and as the situation improves the army will definitely go back to barracks in Jammu and Kashmir."

He went on to allege that there were certain groups which are determined on creating an atmosphere of mistrust against Army and advocating revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and recalling army back to barracks.

He did not mention any party or organisation. However, it is a known fact that opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and separatists want the AFSPA and Disturbed Areas Act (DAA) in the state revoked and the troops withdrawn.

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