DISTURBED AREAS ACT

  • DAA has ceased to exist, AFSPA continues to be in force in JK: government March 25, 2015

    Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday night said that the Disturbed Areas Act, 1997 has ceased to exist since 1998 but the AFSPA continues to remain in force in the state. "It needs to be appreciated that, while the J&K Disturbed Areas Act, 1997, has ceased to exist with...
  • Guv, not CM has final word on AFSPA: Law Ministry November 23, 2011

    New Delhi: The debate on who will have the final word on lifting the controversial AFSPA from some areas of Jammu and Kashmir intensified with the Union Law Ministry saying the Governor can overrule the recommendation of the state government. Reversing its stand, the Law Ministry has informed the Union Government...
  • Four districts in J&K to bid adieu to AFSPA soon October 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Curtains are likely to be drawn on the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in four districts two each in Jammu and Kashmir Valley as the Jammu and Kashmir Government works on plans to revoke the Disturbed Areas Act, a prelude for automatic revocation of the...
  • Omar reaches out: 52 stonepelters to be freed September 29, 2010

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday reached out to the Valley residents and decided that 52 youngsters arrested on charges of stonepelting will be released. Sixteen CRPF bunkers across Srinagar city will also be removed. The state government after a Unified Command meeting decided to immediately free...