Omar takes dig at Mufti over AFSPA remark

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Jammu, Apr 7: Taking a dig at Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed for his remark on Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said the CM has rushed to New Delhi to explain his comment on the decision to revoke the Act.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter, "So Mufti has rushed to New Delhi to explain the PM and HM that he did not mean it when he said he would take a decision to revoke AFSPA."

Omar Abdullah

Mufti had on Monday said the government would work towards a phased withdrawal of the controversial AFSPA from areas in the state that are free from militancy for some time.

Mufti Mohammed Sayeed met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday, a day after the the state government said it would work towards a phased withdrawal of the controversial Act from areas that are free from militancy for some time.

[Mufti Sayeed meets Narendra Modi, briefs him about situation in the state]

Kashmir on Monday witnessed three terror attacks in three hours in Shopian district. Three policemen were gunned down by suspected terrorists of Lashker-e-Toiba. [[Guerrillas kill three policemen in Kashmir]

The Shopian village attack came barely hours after the guerrillas fired at and critically injured a police officer in Baramulla district. [Militants shoot at police officer in a moving bus in Baramulla district]

PTI

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