NC for Revocation of AFSPA, Probe into Terror Attacks

Srinagar: Senior NC leader, Dr Mustafa Kamal, Tuesday said there was an urgent need to ponder over the matter why deadly attacks take place in Kashmir before the arrival of the VVIP’s.

“A thorough investigation should be done in this regard. There is a need to probe all such attacks. I personally believe there are some vested interests, in both army and police, who do not want peace to prevail in Kashmir,” said adding that if the Kashmir issue was left unresolved, “it could engulf the entire sub-continent in its flames”.

He said vested interests always tried to disturb peace in the Valley as it suited them. “It was for the first time that such a deadly attack took place on the army in Srinagar. This action is condemnable but we must not forget such type of attacks should be probed,” he said.

Kamal said there was a lot of pressure on Government of India “as the international community wants the resolution of Kashmir issue”, and to ease the pressure and mislead the world, peace efforts are being sabotaged.

Dr Kamal said it had become a routine now in Kashmir that whenever any VVIP arrived, “deadly attacks take place to give the Central Government an impression that all is not well in Kashmir”.

“Army opposes revocation of AFSPA and it was surprising to learn that Indian Army Chief termed those people anti-national who propose the revocation of AFSPA,” said Kamal, “Prime Minister must take all stake holders into confidence and revoke this draconian law.”

Kamal also criticised Hurriyat leaders for playing politics over dead bodies. “It is not Hurriyat but people of Kashmir who are suffering. People eagerly wish to see Kashmir issue resolved,” he said.

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