Centre to Reduce ‘Disturbed’ Areas Under AFSPA in Nagaland, Assam & Manipur

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Centre to Reduce ‘Disturbed’ Areas Under AFSPA in Nagaland, Assam & Manipur


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Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday, March 31, announced that the Center has decided to reduce “disturbed areas” under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the states of Nagaland, Assam, and Manipur.

Shah, who made the announcement on Twitter, said that this has happened after decades “under the decisive leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi”.

Thanks to PM Modi’s commitment, the northeast is now witnessing a new era of peace, prosperity, development after decades of neglect, Shah added.

The AFSPA allows for armed forces to be conferred with sweeping powers to operate in areas designated as ‘disturbed’ and grants them immunity from prosecution without center’s sanction.

It has faced resistance from several quarters ever since it was implemented in areas designated as ‘disturbed’.

(This is a developing story. It will be updated)

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