AFSPA taken out of Meghalaya, partly on in Arunachal Pradesh

Apr 24, 2018, 07:56 IST | Agencies

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, which empowers security forces to conduct operations, arrest anyone anywhere without prior notice, has been removed from all areas of Meghalaya from March 31

There have been demands for repealing the act that gives 'sweeping powers' to the security forces. Representation pic
There have been demands for repealing the act that gives 'sweeping powers' to the security forces. Representation pic

The AFSPA has been removed completely from Meghalaya and its area of operation in Arunachal Pradesh has been restricted to eight police stations bordering Assam and three districts neighbouring Myanmar, officials said yesterday.

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, which empowers security forces to conduct operations, arrest anyone anywhere without prior notice, has been removed from all areas of Meghalaya from March 31. The decision has been taken due to a significant improvement of security situation in the state, a Home Ministry official said.

In Arunachal Pradesh, areas under the controversial act have been reduced from 16 police stations areas bordering Assam to eight police stations besides Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts.

08
Number of AP police stations AFSPA is operational in

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