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Home Ministry ready for partial withdrawal of AFSPA from Assam, Arunachal

In May, Centre declared entire Assam as disturbed area under AFSPA for three more months

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Photo: Reuters
Photo: Reuters

The Union was ready for the "partial withdrawal" of the (AFSPA) from BJP-ruled and following an improvement in the "security situation" in these states, official sources said.

The sources said according to a assessment, security situation was "better" in and than never before and the imposition of could be further reduced.

They said views of the state governments had been sought on the partial withdrawal.

"In the recent past, we have reduced the time period of in these states," a senior official said.

In May, the Centre through a gazette notification, had declared the entire as a "disturbed" area under for three more months, citing various violent activities by insurgent groups ULFA, and others.

In another notification, the ministry had also declared three districts of - Tirap, Changlang and Longding - besides areas falling under 16 police stations bordering Assam as "disturbed" under AFSPA for three more months.

The Act has been in effect in Assam since November 1990 while in the three districts of Arunachal Pradesh it has been in force since January 2016.

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First Published: Tue, July 04 2017. 22:51 IST