Jammu: Giving in to the all-round pressure from Separatists and the main Opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Omar Abdullah government on Thursday revoked the controversial order on issuance of the Dogra certificate.

In a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, the Jammu & Kashmir government also decided to seek public opinion before amending the State Vigilance Act 2011.

Though the government did not issue a formal notification in these regards, the Revenue secretary released an order to revoke Revenue (LB) 69, 2011, Revenue (LB) 82, 2011 and Revenue (LB) 82, 2011and instead follow Revenue (LB) 101, 2011.

As a consequence, now the members of Dogra community would avail relaxation at par with other communities in recruitment of para-military forces in the state.

The decision comes a week after the Union Home Ministry announced relaxation in physical standards for all residents of J&K for recruitment to paramilitary forces.

JPN/Bureau