J&K govt to examine need for denotifying disturbed areas: Mufti

 Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday said his government would examine the need for denotifying disturbed areas to initiate a phased withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from there.

PTI| Updated: Mar 22, 2015, 14:10 PM IST

Jammu: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday said his government would examine the need for denotifying disturbed areas to initiate a phased withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from there.

"Keeping in view the improving security scenario, the state government will examine the need for denotifying 'disturbed areas', which have been free from militancy-related incidents for quite some time," Sayeed told the state Assembly in a written reply.

"It will enable a phased withdrawal of AFSPA from such areas," he said.