Omar trying to denotify Disturbed Areas in J&K: PC

Home Minister P Chidambaram said the efforts of J&K CM Omar Abdullah are to denotify the Disturbed Areas from some places in the state.

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2011, 21:31 PM IST

New Delhi: Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said the efforts of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar
Abdullah are to denotify the Disturbed Areas from some places
in the state, a move which will pave way for removal of Armed
Forces Special Powers Act.

Talking to reporters here after presenting the monthly
report of his ministry for November, Chidambaram also made it
clear that the decision to denotify areas from Disturbed Areas
Act would be taken by the state Governor on the advice of the
state government.

"At the moment, what the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister
wishes to be done is to denotify areas which had been
originally notified as Disturbed Areas. That is his effort
now. That, as I said earlier, is in accordance to the Cabinet
Committee on Security decision which requested him to review
the matter in the Unified HQs," he said.
To a separte question about the report submitted by the
three interlocutors -- Dileep Padgaonkar, Radha Kumar and M M
Ansari -- on Kashmir, the Home Minister said the report was a
"practical roadmap" and suggests a way forward to find a
solution to the political issues that have been in Jammu and
Kashmir for many, many years.

"We are considering the report. I have already briefed
the members of CCS once. They have asked for a fuller
briefing. We are trying to schdule another meeting of CCS.
Once the full briefing is done to CCS, CCS will decide to make
the report public. The report will be made public," the Home
Minister said.
PTI