Criticizing JNU students’ leader Kanhaiya Kumar comments against Indian Army, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah said that anyone who speaks against the defense forces is not a right person.
He told reporters:
“Go and ask him (Kanhaiya Kumar) why he is spitting venom against Indian Army.”
Kanhaiya Kumar had recently said that while they have a lot of respect for the soldiers, they will still talk about the fact that in Kashmir women are raped by security personnel.
However, Farooq Abdullah favoured revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) only from the peaceful areas in the state. He said:
“It depends upon the situation and place where the AFSPA is not required. What is the need of AFSPA in Udhampur?”
He added that it is the security agencies, who have to take the final call on the removal of AFSPA. Abdullah, who was also a former union minister in the centre, had gone to Udhampur to meet the family members of Army officer Captain Tushar Mahajan, who was killed during an encounter with militants at Pampore.
He demanded that Udhampur Railway Station be named after Captain Tushar Mahajan.