New Delhi: Against the backdrop of demands for revoking AFSPA from parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Minister A K Antony on Friday said though violence levels have come down, cross-border infiltration attempts were still on in the state and the "threat" there can't be ignored.

"Even though violence level has reduced substantially, attempts at infiltration are still persisting... We can't ignore the threat," he said at the 40th Vijay Diwas (Victory Day) of Bangladesh Liberation War.

The Minister was asked to comment on the demands for revoking of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from some parts of the state in view of a recent terrorist attack on a senior Minister there.

"We have to be alert in our border areas 24X7," Antony said.

State Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has been pressing for revocation of the controversial law from certain parts of J-K.

(Agencies)