The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act has been extended for six months in Assam effective from August 28 after reviewing the law and order situation in the state, a government release said here o Saturday.
The act which empowers security forces to conduct operations, arrest anyone anywhere without prior notice ha been continuing in Assam since November 1990. The declaration was made under Section 3 of the AFPSA by the state home and political department, the release said.
“Consequent upon review of law and order situation i Assam, in the past six months, the state government video notification issued to this effect by the Home and Political department, Assam and as per Section 3 of the Armed Force (Special Powers) Act, 1958, has declared the entire state o Assam as ‘Disturbed Area’ w.e.f 28-08-2019 upto six month unless withdrawn earlier”, it added.
The Act was imposed in Assam in 1990 but it ceded it power in September 2017 and asked the state government t decide whether it should continue.