Centre Extends AFSPA in 3 Districts of Arunachal Pradesh

In addition, the Government of India has also extended AFSPA in the areas falling within the jurisdiction of Namsai and Mahadevpur police stations in Arunachal Pradesh.
Centre Extends AFSPA in 3 Districts of Arunachal Pradesh
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The Centre extended the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in three districts of Arunachal Pradesh, including Tirap, Changlang, and Longding from April 1 to September 30 this year.

This was declared in a notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday.

In addition, the Government of India has also extended AFSPA in the areas falling within the jurisdiction of Namsai and Mahadevpur police stations in Arunachal Pradesh.

"The Central Government in the exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 had declared the Tirap, Changlang, and Longding districts in Arunachal Pradesh and the areas falling within the jurisdiction of Namsai and Mahadevpur police stations in Namsai district, bordering the State of Assam as 'disturbed' areas," the notification read.

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Meanwhile, the AFSPA has also undertaken the review of the law and order situation in these areas of the state.

"A further review of law and order situation in Tirap, Changlang, and Longding districts in the areas falling within the jurisdiction of Namsai and Mahadevpur police stations of Arunachal Pradesh has been undertaken," the notification said.

The Centre has declared these areas as "disturbed" areas under section 3 of ASFPA, 1958 from April 1 to September 30, 2022, unless withdrawn earlier.

The AFSPA empowers security forces to arrest a person without a warrant, enter or search premises without a warrant along with some other actions.

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