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Human rights site says it's "outrageous" for Fadnavis to compare Congress manifesto with JeM

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Sabrang India, a civil society site run by one India’s most prominent human rights activists, Teesta Setalvad, has said it is “outrageous” for the Maharashtra chief minister to Congress Manifesto to that of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). While addressing the crowd at the election rally of Nitin Gadkari in Nagpur, Devendra Fadnavis attacked the Congress party's manifesto in an outrageous language and asked if it belonged to the Congress or JeM.
According to the site, “Fadnavis seems to have taken special umbrage at Congress’s poll promises of removing the army from Jammu and Kashmir, repealing the AFSPA and section 124A of IPC on sedition and claimed that these will create loopholes in our security system.”
The site in a short commentary insists, “These are long standing demands of rights organisations, especially from areas that have significant army presence and where the sweeping powers (including a license to kill) given to it by the AFSPA have wreaked havoc. Even the sedition law that the manifesto promises to repeal is a British era relic that is often used to curb dissent.”
It believes, “As the BJP tries to hold on to its 2014 electoral fortunes, it increasingly seems to be resorting to divisive and hateful language. But for a Chief Minister to compare the opposition to a terrorist organisation that is alleged to have been behind the worst terrorist attack in Kashmir is hitting a new low.”

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