AFSPA Removed From Meghalaya

The Union Home Ministry completely revoked the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Meghalaya while diluting it in other regions of Arunachal Pradesh.

Until September 2017, 40% of Meghalaya was under AFSPA. However, after a recent review in consultations with the state government, AFSPA was removed completely from Meghalaya. Similarly, AFSPA is now applicable only in 8 police stations in Arunachal, down from 16 police stations in 2017.
Source- The Times of India

Static/Current Takeaways Important for NABARD Grade-A Exam 2018-
  • Rajnath Singh is the Home Minister of India.
  • Meghalaya CM- Conrad Sangma, Governor- Ganga Prasad.
  • Balphakram National Park is located in Meghalaya.