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Army withdraws release slamming Omar on AFSPA
SRINAGAR, DEC 1 (AGENCIES):
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Published on 2 Dec. 2010 12:47 AM IST
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The Army has withdrawn an official release slamming the Omar Abdullah govt for deteriorating law and order situation and allowing the special powers act to be repealed.
Issuing an official release, the Army had raised questions on the Omar Abdullah government's stand on repealing the Armed Forces Special Powers Act and reduction of troops in Jammu and Kashmir after a shoot-out in Srinagar in which a policeman and 3 terrorists were killed.
In a statement issued on Tuesday and subsequently withdrawn, the Northern Command said the incident at Qamarwari took place because of a 'demilitarised Srinagar'.
It slammed the Omar govt for allowing the removal of bunkers and thinning out of the police and paramilitary forces from urban areas.The statement issued by the Army issued which was subsequently withdrawn said," 3 well-armed motorcycle-borne terrorists were gunned down by the police, while one policeman lost his life on the outskirts of demilitarised Srinagar.
The clamour to remove bunkers and thin out the police/paramilitary presence from the urban areas had compelled the Omar Abdullah government to give in."

 
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