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MHA extends AFSPA in 3 districts of Arunachal Pradesh for 6 months

New Delhi/UNI: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) in Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts of Arunachal Pradesh for another period of six months declaring them as ‘disturbed area’ with effect from April 1.

168 pct drop in terror incidents in Jammu and Kashmir, 94 pct conviction in terror financing: Union Minister Anurag Thakur

New Delhi: The policy focus of Government of India is ‘Zero Tolerance Against Terrorism’, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said on Monday.

Committed to establishing peace everywhere in Northeast: PM Modi

Guwahati/UNI: Averring that the NDA dispensation at the Centre is working on properly rehabilitating all those who have shunned the part of violence and joined the mainstream in the Northeast, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government was committed to bringing in lasting peace everywhere in the region.

All three defence forces want removal of AFSPA from Jammu and Kashmir: Rajnath Singh

Guwahati: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said all three defence services wanted the removal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir soon if peace prevails.

Northeast: AFSPA - Shrinking Scope

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (UMHA) in a release dated March 31, 2022, announced now AFSPA [Armed Forces Special Powers Act] is being removed with effect from 01.04.2022 [April 1, 2022] completely from 23 districts and partially from 1 district of Assam.  

Area under AFSPA reduced in North-East: Amit Shah

New Delhi/IBNS/UNI: The government has decided to reduce the area under Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Nagaland, Assam and Manipur, Home Minister Amit Shah announced on Thursday.

Nagaland tribal body, organizations, political group express anguish over extension of AFSPA

Guwahati/IBNS: Many tribal groups, civil society organizations, political groups of Nagaland have expressed anguish after the Ministry of Home Affairs extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act for a period of another six months in the state.

Centre extends AFSPA in 'disturbed area' Nagaland for six more months

New Delhi/UNI: Days after a committee was formed to review the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act or AFSPA in Nagaland, the Home Ministry on Wednesday extended the Act in the state for another six months, it was reported here on Thursday.

Nagaland: Agitation against killing of 14 civilians intensifies, Naga organisations call for non-cooperation

New Delhi/IBNS: The massive agitation against the killing of 14 civilians in a botched-up army counter-insurgency operation in Nagaland's Mon district has reached the capital Kohima.

Nagaland killings: Assam Congress joins chorus for AFSPA repeal

Guwahati/IBNS: Along with other civil society groups, organisations, tribal bodies, political parties of Nagaland and other states of North East India, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has also demanded the repealing of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 from the North Eastern region.

Oting incident was misuse and abuse of AFSPA: Nagaland CM

Kohima/IBNS: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Thursday said that the Oting incident was a misuse and abuse of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958.

Nagaland government to write the centre to repeal AFSPA

Guwahati: Days after the killing of 14 civilians in the firing incidents in Mon district, the Nagaland cabinet on Tuesday decided that the state government will write the centre to immediately repeal the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA), 1958 from the state.

Nagaland firing: Neiphiu Rio govt wants repeal of AFSPA, will write to Centre

Kohima/IBNS: The Nagaland government will write to the central government seeking the repeal of the act (AFSPA), that gives total power to the Army in disturbed regions, in the wake of the backfire of counter-insurgency operation, which killed 14 civilians on Saturday.

After killing of 14 civilians in Nagaland’s Mon district, demands for repealing AFSPA raised across NE

Guwahati: After killing of 14 civilians in Nagaland’s Mon district, demands for repealing the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) have been strongly raised across the north eastern region.

Army starts disciplinary action against soldiers accused in controversial J&K encounter

Sri Nagar/IBNS: The Indian Army has started disciplinary proceedings under Army Act against the soldiers who were found to exceed powers vested under Armed Forces Special Power Act or AFSPA and acted in contravention of the "Do's and Don'ts of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) approved by the Supreme Court", said an NDTV report.