AFSPA set to be withdrawn from Assam

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The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) is set to be withdrawn from Assam after long 29 years.

As per reports, the Centre has asked the armed forces to plan its return from the state soon.

The act was imposed in the state on November 27, 1990 as the militant outfit ULFA carried out its ferocious atrocities during that period.

Former Union minister P Chidambaram criticised the Narendra Modi government on Friday after a newspaper reported that the Centre was planning to withdraw the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, or AFSPA, completely in Assam.

“BJP criticised the Congress Manifesto promise to review AFSPA,” Chidambaram tweeted. “Now, Modi Government is planning to withdraw AFSPA totally from Assam! During the campaign, Mr Modi never answered the question why AFSPA was withdrawn from Tripura, Meghalaya and parts of Arunachal Pradesh.”: Chidambaram added.

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