SRINAGAR: Terming the Tripura government decision to withdraw Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state as a bold decision, the Hurriyat spokesman said it has become clear that draconian laws like AFSPA are the weapons of oppression and atrocity with the state and its implementation is purely aimed at brutalizing the people.
The spokesman said the revocation of AFSPA from Tripura should serve as an eye opener for the Jammu and Kashmir ruling class who make loud claims about the revocation of this draconian law from Kashmir, but in reality have no interest or intentions to do so.
The spokesman said many governments came and pledged to revoke AFSPA from the state but all these pledges and claims proved to be blatant lies made just for public consumption. He said that AFSPA has become the cause of innocent killings and widespread human rights violations in Kashmir, adding that this law gives license to Indian troops to kill people at will.
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