GoI reduces Disturbed Area tag under AFSPA in Nagaland, Assam and Manipur

New Delhi: The Government of India has reduced disturbed tag areas under Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Nagaland, Assam and Manipur after decades.

A press release from PIB Delhi stated, that the continuous efforts of the Government led by Narendra Modi has improved the security situation in the North East and ensured rapid development of the region and has led to reduction of areas under AFSPA after decades.

During last three years, Government of India has signed several agreements to end insurgency and bring lasting peace in North East as envisaged by Prime Minister,  Narendra Modi, the release said.

It further stated that Union minister, Amit Shah thanked Narendra Modi for his unwavering commitment and attention to the North East region, which had been neglected for decades, and which is now witnessing a new era of peace, prosperity and unprecedented development.

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Amit Shah took to twitter and said,

Chief minister of Nagaland responding to Amit Shah said he was “Grateful to GoI under the leadership of PM Modi and Amith Shah for reducing disturbed areas under AFSPA in the states of Nagaland, Assam & Manipur,” adding that, “this is a significant development towards bringing stability, security & prosperity to the North East region”.

N Biren Singh, chief minister of Manipur also tweeted, that with the decision to reduce disturbed areas in Manipur by the Prime Minister, he said he extend his heartfelt gratitude to Union Home Minister Amit Shah for his unwavering support to make this feat possible today.

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Chief minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma in one of his tweets said, he wholeheartedly welcome Prime Minister’s decision to withdraw AFSPA from all areas of Assam barring 9 dists and 1 sub-division. He also in the tweet, conveyed his gratitude to Amit Shah for this great move.
“Around 60% of State’s area will now be free from AFSPA’s purview,” the CM added.

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