Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday said that the Distributed Areas Act (DDA) is applicable to the state under Section 3 of the Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act, 1990.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed said this in reply to a cut motion moved CPIM member M Y Tarigami in Legislative Assembly here today.
"Section 3 of the Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act, 1990, provides that the Governor of the state or the central government may, by notification in the official gazette, declare the whole or any part of the state to be a disturbed area", Sayeed said.
Tarigami had sought reply from the government as to under which notification J&K state has been declared Disturbed Area and which is the authority that issued this notification.
"To begin with, the areas falling within 20 kilometers of the LoC in the districts of Poonch and Rajouri and the districts of Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, Kupwara, Pulwama and Srinagar were declared as "Disturbed Areas" under the Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act, 1990 by the Governor", he said.
"Subsequently, under the said Act, the Governor declared the districts of Jammu, Kathua, Udhampur, Poonch, Rajouri and Doda as "Disturbed Areas", he said.