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Saturday, December 05, 2020

Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA)


Home Ministry extends 'disturbed area' tag for 3 Arunachal districts, 4 police stations under AFSPA

October 02, 2020 2:14 pm

The four police stations are Namsai and Mahadevpur in Namsai district, Roing in Lower Dibang Valley and Sunpura in Lohit district.

AFSPA partially withdrawn from Arunachal Pradesh

April 03, 2019 7:03 am

The Act, which gives sweeping powers to security forces, was partially withdrawn from three of the state’s nine districts, but would remain in force in the areas bordering Myanmar, the MHA order said.

Panjab University: AFSPA must not be politicised, says Retd Col

February 23, 2019 12:29 pm

Under AFSPA, the armed forces have the authority to prohibit a gathering of five or more persons in “disturbed areas”, use force or even open fire after giving due warning if they feel a person is in contravention of the law.

Maj Gen Rajeeva Kumar moves Supreme Court: Make me also party to plea on AFSPA

September 26, 2018 3:34 am

Major General Rajeeva Kumar, commissioned in the Sikh Light Infantry, is now the most senior officer among the Army personnel to approach the Supreme Court in the AFSPA matter following a petition by Colonel Amit Kumar and others.

In a first, Assam extends AFSPA term on its own

September 02, 2017 7:19 am

“The militant outfits operating in the area continue to affirm their faith in armed struggle and indulge in acts of violence to create panic among common people, disturb the administrative system and extort money from the people,” the notification said.

Centre declares entire Assam as ‘disturbed’ for another month

August 08, 2017 8:00 am

The AFSPA has been in force in the three Arunachal Pradesh districts of Tirap, Changlang and Longding since January, 2016. Meghalaya too has been witnessing violence by ULFA, NDFB militants in the recent past.

Mirwaiz Umer Farooq hopes Kashmir peace talks will resume after elections

February 23, 2014 5:35 pm

Mirwaiz asserted that the Kashmir issue was a political problem and not a religious or geographical one.

Nothing unusual in Omar move on AFSPA,says PC

November 01, 2011 12:43 am

“In a democracy,consultations can be held any number of times,” he said.

AFSPA move no reflection on Army role: Omar

October 27, 2011 12:26 am

The J-K Chief Minister clarifies on party spokesman Mustafa Kamal’s remark: ‘nothing to do with state govt’s opinion’

Another grenade attack in Valley,five injured

October 27, 2011 12:10 am

While two of the injured were discharged after first aid,the remaining three are reported to be in a critical condition.