Jammu & Kashmir

AFSPA to be removed from JK when peace returns: Rajnath Singh

Border Security Force (BSF) personnel deployed along Dal Lake shore in Kashmir. [FPK Photo / Umar Farooq]

Jammu: Defence Minister of India Rajnath Singh on Monday said that Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) will be removed from Jammu and Kashmir once peace returns to the Union Territory.

Addressing a forces conclave in Jammu, the defence minister of India said the law will be removed from JK too.

“While we have controlled the problem of insurgency in North East India, we have also been successful in controlling left wing extremism. Today AFSPA has been removed from large parts of North East. I am waiting for the day when permanent peace will come in Jammu and Kashmir and AFSPA will be removed from here too,” Singh said, as per KNO.

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