Assam CM

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Assam Govt Welcomes Centre's Decision Of AFSPA Withdrawal

Assam CM Hemant Biswa welcomed the decision of the Central Government to reduce disturbed region stretch in the state. Biswa said, "I whole-heartedly welcome the decision of PM Narendra Modi to withdraw AFSPA from all areas of Assam barring nine districts and one sub-division". With this, approximately 60% of the state will be free from AFSPA's jurisdiction. Notably AFSPA is in force since 1990 in Assam.

Thu, 31 Mar 2022 - 09:00 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: PM Modi Government, AFSPA, Assam, CM Hemant Biswa, Districts

Courtesy: ANI

Nagaland Armed Force

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AFSPA Extends For 6 Months In Nagaland Amid Disturbed Situation: Central Govt

The Centre extended Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) for more six months. On December 30, Centre issued a notification which read, "The Central Government hereby declares that the whole state of Nagaland to be 'disturbed area' for a period of six months with effect from December 30, 2021 for the purpose of the said Act". The decision was in view of killing of 13 civilians by Armed Forces. 

Thu, 30 Dec 2021 - 01:57 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Nagaland Government, Central Government, Nagaland, AFSPA, Civilians

Courtesy: ANI

Students protesting against AFSPA in Itanagar

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Students Union Holds Protest Against AFSPA Rule: Arunachal Pradesh

In the latest in the Nagaland civilian killings, the All Arunachal Pradesh Student Union in collaboration with the North East Student Organization (NESO) held a protest at Itanagar's Indira Gandhi National Park on December 9. They demanded to repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 (AFSPA), reported ANI. ''The anti-democracy and colonial Laws like AFSPA should be abolished from the Northeast,'' said Prem Taba, a scholar of Rajiv… read-more

Fri, 10 Dec 2021 - 11:50 AM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Nagaland, AFSPA, Indira Gandhi National Park, Itanagar

Courtesy: ANI


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Centre Declares Nagaland As 'Disturbed Area' For Another 6 Months

Under the contentious Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA), the Centre on December 30 declared Nagaland as a 'disturbed area' for another 6 months. The Home Ministry, citing necessary use of the AFSPA in the aid of civil power, extended the ‘disturbed area’ notification, which was scheduled to end on December 30. The decision came amid the ongoing advance-stage talks between the Centre and the NSCN-IM group, which opposes idea of… read-more

Thu, 31 Dec 2020 - 09:30 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Nagaland, Disturbed area, AFSPA, NSCN-IM, Isak Muivah

Courtesy: Hindustan Times