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Situation In J-K Alarming, Says Advani

New Delhi: Terming the situation in Jammu and Kashmir as "alarming", BJP leader L K Advani on Tuesday  said the state administration had "completely collapsed" and the UPA government was about to "capitulate" before Pakistan-
PTI September 14, 2010 20:29 IST
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New Delhi: Terming the situation in Jammu and Kashmir as "alarming", BJP leader L K Advani on Tuesday  said the state administration had "completely collapsed" and the UPA government was about to "capitulate" before Pakistan- supported secessionists.  

On the eve of the crucial all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss the situation in violence-hit Kashmir, Advani opposed any dilution of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) or withdrawal of troops, saying it would mean "surrendering before Islamabad's strategy of breaking India's unity".

Attacking both the state and Central governments, he said "the mess in Kashmir" was not the making of only the Omar Abdullah government but the UPA government is also "totally clueless and spineless."  

Addressing a BJP workshop here, Advani said, "Each passing day strengthens our apprehension that the UPA government is about to capitulate before Pakistan-supported secessionists." The BJP leader said there is talk of a "political solution" to the Kashmir issue.  

"Instead of giving a fitting reply to the secessionists, the government has been demonising the security forces. There is continuing talk of diluting the AFSPA, and withdrawal of the forces! This is nothing but a surrender before Islamabad's strategy of breaking India s post-1947 unity," he said. PTI