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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Govt declares entire Assam as ‘disturbed’ area under AFSPA for another month


The Centre has declared entire Assam as a “disturbed” area under the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) for one more month, citing various violent activities by insurgent groups ULFA, NDFB, and others.

The Union home ministry also declared Meghalaya’s border areas adjoining Assam, and three districts in Arunachal Pradesh as “disturbed” under the AFSPA for two more months with effect from August 03rd, 2017.

Important Takeaways from above News-
  • Sarbananda Sonowal is Chief Minister of Assam.
  • Rajnath Singh currently serves as the Union Home Minister. 
  • The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Bill was passed by both the Houses of Parliament and it received the assent of the President on 11th September 1958. 
Source- Hindustan Times


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