Assam declared as ‘Disturbed’ area under AFSPA by government

  • Assam declared as ‘Disturbed’ area under AFSPA by government
08-08-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

The Centre has declared entire Assam state as a disturbed area under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) for one more month, citing various violent activities by insurgent groups ULFA, NDFB, and others.

AFSPA has been continuing in Assam since November 1990

 

 

In another gazette notification, the home ministry said the entire Assam has been declared “disturbed” under the AFSPA with effect from August 3 till August 31.

The Home Ministry also declared Meghalaya’s border areas adjoining Assam and three districts in Arunachal Pradesh as disturbed under the AFSPA for two more months with effect from August 3.

In separate gazette notifications issues in this regard, the Ministry also declared Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts of Arunachal Pradesh and areas falling within the jurisdiction of 14 police stations in nine other districts of the state as disturbed under the AFSPA with effect from 4th of this month.

Tags : Assam News AFSPA ULFA Disturbed area Arunachal Pradesh


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