Assam’s ‘Disturbed Area’ Tag Extended For 6 Months
GUWAHATI: The Home and Political Department of Assam has extended the 'Disturbed Area' tag for Assam with effect from August 28 upto six months.
The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), 1958, has been extended for six more months in Assam, stated a press release from the government.
The release states, “Consequent upon review of law and order situation in Assam, in the past six months, the State Government vide a Notification issued to this effect by the Home & Political Department, Assam and as per Section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, hasdeclared the entire State of Assam as “Disturbed Area” w.e.f28-08-2019 upto six months unless withdrawn earlier.”
It is to be mentioned that the AFSPA has been in place in Assam since November 1990.