Assam Disturbed Area

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Guv Declares Assam 'Disturbed Area' For 6 Months Ahead Of State Polls

Under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA), the Governor of Assam on February 24 declared the state as a 'Disturbed area' for another 6 months. Reportedly, the order earlier imposed on August 28, 2020, was extended without mentioning a specific reason by Governor Jagdish Mukhi. However, the government officials cited increase in attacks and seizure of arms as the reason behind the move. Assam Assembly elections are slated for… read-more

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 - 09:15 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Assam, Disturbed area, Jagdish Mukhi, Assam Governor

Courtesy: Hindustan Times


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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