Jammu: The Union Home Ministry sought amendments to the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) which were pending before the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), said P Chidambaram on Tuesday.

The people of Jammu and Kashmir have been demanding the removal of AFSPA confers special powers upon armed forces in what the act calls "disturbed areas".

"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.