CPM seeks revocation of AFSPA in J&K
Batting strongly for the release of detenus not involved in heinous crimes in Jammu and Kashmir, the CPM on Monday demanded gradual revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the state.
“We demand gradual revocation of AFSPA and release of detenus not involved in heinous crimes in Jammu and Kashmir,” CPM state secretary Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami said on the concluding day of two-day meet of CPM state committee here on Monday.
The two-day meet deliberated upon the political scenario of the state and passed few resolutions at the end of the meeting. Senior CPM leader Sham Prasad Kesar presided over the meeting.
During the concluding session, the committee also passed few resolutions and urged the government to take effective measures to curb corruption, he added.
Among other important issues discussed in the party meet included streamlining power supply, increase in budget allocations for agriculture sector, more job opportunities in skilled and unskilled sector, uniformity in public distribution system and assistance to refugees and migrants in Jammu.
The AFSPA allows security forces in high-risk areas to fire upon any suspect without running into the risk of having to undergo investigation.