ITANAGAR/SHILLONG, October 3: The draconian Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) 1958 in Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh was lessen considering the prevailing law and order situation.
As per a notification which was issued by the Union home ministry, the ‘disturbed area’ tag in Meghalaya along the border with Assam has been reduced to 10 km from the previous 20 km under Section 3 of AFSPA up to March 31, 2018.
Whereas the notification for Arunachal Pradesh said areas under the jurisdiction of 11 police stations in eight districts bordering Assam have been declared to be “disturbed area” up to March 31, 2018.
On August 7 this year, the Union home ministry 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 3.
(Inputs from Times of India)
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