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Thursday, August 17

Manipur and Assam can now decide on AFSPA – Home Ministry.

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Union Home Ministry announced that Manipur and Assam can now decide whether they can continue the Armed Force Special Power Act (AFSPA). It also said that it going to take out the name “ disturbed area” for both the states.

About AFSPA: 
  • Armed Force Special Power act was enacted in 1958 which give special force to Indian armed force to bring control of “Disturbed area” declared by Indian government.
  • It gives the forces to shoot to kill, search houses, destroy any property likely to be used by rebels. It also gives power to arrest without warrant.
  • Parts of Assam, Manipur, Jammu and Kashmir, Nagaland are under AFSPA.
  • Governor can send notification to union government regarding the imposition of AFSAP in particular area. Center then declared particular area as disturbed region for minimum three months.

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