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.