Lt. Gen Parnaik bats for AFSPA, says there is No need to Disempower Army

Lt. Gen KT Parnaik Monday claimed they have already advised Indian govt over the issue of partial revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act claiming that the final decision was to be taken by them

He however, explained there is no need to disempower army by partially revoking the law from the state of J&K in view of the fragile security situation and coming Lok Sabha and Assembly polls.

Lt. Gen ParnaikHe said the present security situation is sensitive and precarious and the need of the hour is to maintain the pressure and eliminate the residual terrorists in the hinterland.

He patted the back of the armed forces and other security forces for eliminating the leadership of the militant tanzeems and frustrating the militant cadre.

He said the security forces need cover of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act to operate in the state .He quoted numerous examples inlcuding that of Shopian from where the army relocated and entrusted the responsibility of area domination on the CRPF and the state police.

Lt. Gen Parnaik said when some of the CRPF companies were shifted to other places outside the state on central duty the militant outfits took advantage and attacked Sarpanches. He said ever since army has relocated its men the security situation has improved and militants are on the run.

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