AFSPA May Be Partially Lifted In Assam, Parts Of Arunachal Pradesh

With the Home Ministry asking the two BJP-ruled states to review the situation in areas under AFSPA and prepare recommendations for the Centre to examine in consultation with the Army, the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act may soon be partially withdrawn from parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, said officials. The entire state of Assam has been under AFSPA for the last 27 years, three districts of Arunachal bordering Assam and 16 other police station limits in the state are currently under the Act.