Srinagar: Overruling the allegations that Jammu & Kashmir government has no control over the armed and paramilitary forces, the Omar Abdullah-led coalition government is mulling over revoking the Disturbed Areas Act (DDA) from some areas of the state.

According to sources, the J&K Government has made up its mind to bring the decision into effect despite any protest from the military establishment, as it has also received a green signal from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

After getting the go-ahead from the Centre, the state government has drawn the trial plan to remove the DAA from Srinagar, Ganderbal, Badgam, Kathua, Samba, Udhampur and Jammu.

If DAA is revoked, the special powers to the armed and paramilitary forces under the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) would cease.

It is worth mentioning that Union Home Minister P Chidambaram himself had made a public statement saying the J&K Government can repeal DAA in any part of the state as per its discretion.

Meanwhile, the state government is avoiding making any announcement in this regard, keeping in view the upcoming local elections.

(JPN/Bureau)