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‘AFSPA decision can’t be taken on political considerations’

Asserting that Pakistan is not ready to mend its ways, Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh on Saturday maintained that the Centre was following zero-tolerance towards terrorism and said any decisions of AFSPA cannot be taken on the political considerations.

“I think, this is also an occasion for us to do some re-thinking and rise above the political lines and learn that decisions regarding sensitive issues, like for example Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), to maintain it or withdraw it, to continue it or discontinue it, has to be essentially based on the wisdom and inputs of security agencies, instead of getting tempted to political considerations,” said Singh.

He also hit out at Pakistan for failing to mend ways to foment trouble in Jammu and Kashmir.

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