New Delhi: Supporting Omar Abdullah's demand for withdrawal of AFSPA from some areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said the Chief Minister is "the boss" in the state and the Centre should take his views on the controversial Act.

The New and Renewable Energy Minister said the security situation in the state has improved and the Act must go from some areas there.

"I feel that time has come when the state is on the mend and from some of the areas there, the AFSPA should go because people feel that things are getting normal," he said when asked about his views on the issue.

"As Chief Minister, I am the boss. I get the inputs from all the agencies. On Thursday, if the Chief Minister feels that conditions are better and our relations with Pakistan are improving, then I feel that we should take his view also with courage," the former J-K Chief Minister said.

Omar is demanding revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from certain parts of the state, a move which is opposed by the Army saying it will handicap its ability to operate there. Abdullah said he and his family "will die but not do anything which will hurt the interest of the country".

He said Omar met all Central ministers in-charge of security along with Army chief and they will take a decision on the issue.

He said similar objections were raised against removal of 40 bunkers from the Srinagar city but the situation has been "fantastic" in the state which has seen "excellent" tourist season this year.

(Agencies)