Major News and Events of 16 March 2017
What Happened on 16 March 2017
Mehbooba Mufti Calls for Revocation of AFSPA from Some Areas in J&K
As per reports, Captain Amarinder Singh took oath as the chief minister of Punjab on Thursday at the Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh. In the recently-held Assembly elections, Congress won against Aam Aadmi Party and Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) alliance.
Navjot Singh Sidhu took oath as cabinet minister. The ceremony was attended by former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
As per reports, revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from some areas in Jammu and Kashmir has been called by chief minister Mehbooba Mufti. She mentioned that revocation of AFSPA is required to see the impact it leaves on the people of the state.
She further urged prime minister Narendra Modi to start talks with stakeholders in order to bring a lasting solution in the state.