AFSPA prolonged for six months in Assam

Guwahati, August 25

The Assam authorities on Tuesday mentioned it has prolonged the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) within the state for six extra months with impact from August 28.

The state has been declared a “disturbed area” on account of latest rebel assaults on safety forces within the Northeast and restoration of unlawful arms and ammunition from completely different areas of Assam, an official assertion mentioned.

Many civil society teams and activists have been demanding the withdrawal of the draconian regulation from the state.

The AFSPA, which empowers safety forces to conduct operations, arrest anybody wherever with out prior discover, has been persevering with in Assam since November 1990. It is renewed each six months. — PTI

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