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No plans to repeal AFSPA: Govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government has no plans to repeal the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, told Parliament on Tuesday.

At present, there was no proposal to repeal the AFSPA, he said, replying to a written question in Lok Sabha.

The for Home Affairs added that currently, the AFSPA was operational in the entire states of Assam, Nagaland, (except the Imphal municipal area), three districts namely Tirap, Changlang and Longding of and the areas falling within the jurisdiction of eight police stations in the districts of bordering

"The notifications declaring and as 'Disturbed Areas' have been issued by the state governments. of has not supported extension of notification declaring as 'Disturbed Area' under AFSPA, 1958," he said.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 19:15 IST
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