Bandipora, National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah today promised abrogating the Public Safety Act (PSA) entirely if their party comes to power in Jammu and Kashmir.
“In our tenure from 2009-14, we attempted to bring some relaxation in PSA Act, we had removed the toughest parts from it but still today it is being highly misused,” he said while addressing a gathering in north Kashmir’s Bandipora. “Even today so many youths, our elders are struggling in prisons. I had tried that this Act not be misused but my attempts didn’t materialise completely. Now this time we have decided not to relax the law but remove it completely from the books of law, we will not keep the law,” announced Omar amid amid applause by people.
The former chief minister said this was the “promise” he will implement unlike PDP “which presented the Task force with another one but they and their work remained the same”.
“Take this in written from me, if National conference is given a mandate, within days Public Saftey Act will go forever,” Omar said.