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Amendments to AFSPA pending: Chidambaram

JAMMU: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram today said his ministry has sought amendments in the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) which were pending before the Cabinet Committee on Securit

Published: 10th April 2012 07:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:25 PM   |  A+A-

JAMMU: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram today said his ministry has sought amendments in the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) which were pending before the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS).

"Ministry of Home Affairs has proposed three amendments in AFSPA. They are under consideration of CCS," he told reporters here.

However, he did not elaborate on the nature of the amendments that have been proposed.

Chidambaram was on a day-long visit to Jammu and Kashmir to review the security situation in the state.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is pressing strongly for revocation of AFSPA and reducing foot-prints of the security forces in the state in a phased manner.



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