"Amit Shah claims that they withdrew support from PDP led govt because I insisted on AFSPA revocation. What is their reaction on Rajnath ji saying the very same thing. Wonder if they will ask him to resign as Home Minister," Mufti said.
According to a home ministry notification, released October 1, Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts of Arunachal Pradesh and eight police stations bordering Assam were declared "disturbed" areas under AFSPA, 1958.
Manipuri police re-arrested 42-year-old anti-AFSPA activist Irom Sharmila after taking her away from a protest site. She had been without any kind of nutrition since the time she had been released Wednesday evening.
Modi also spoke about reduced instances of violence in northeast India and gave credit to the Army, Centre and state governments for repealing of AFSPA in Tripura, Meghalaya and parts of Arunachal Pradesh.
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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for the Centre to examine in consultation with the Army, the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act may soon be partially withdrawn from parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, said officials.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 […]