AFSPA to continue in three districts of Arunachal

AFSPA to continue in three districts of Arunachal

The Centre has extended the "disturbed area" tag under AFSPA for three districts of Arunachal Pradesh for six more months while withdrawing it partly from the state's three other districts bordering Assam.

The notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday said that the decision was taken after considering the present law and order situation in the six districts of the state.

The three districts of Arunachal Pradesh, which will continue to be designated as disturbed areas under AFSPA are Tirap, Changlang and Longding.

According to the notification, the AFSPA will also continue in four police station areas— Namsai and Mahadevpur in Namsai district, Roing in Lower Dibang Valley district and Sunpura police station in Lohit district.

The notification said the Union Home Ministry took the decision exercising its powers conferred under section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958.