AFSPA likely to be withdrawn from Assam in August
GUWAHATI: The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act is likely to be withdrawn from Assam in August this year, 29 years after its imposition in the state.
The withdrawal is expected to be carried out after the publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC).
It should be mentioned that according to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the year 2018 witnessed the lowest number of insurgency incidents and civilian deaths in the region since 1997.
In the year 1990, when ULFA militancy was at its peak, the entire state of Assam was declared a “disturbed area” and AFPSA, which grants special powers to the armed forces while conducting counter-insurgency operations, was imposed.