Tripura Government Revoked Controversial AFSPA After 18 Years

The Logical Indian

May 27th, 2015

Tripura government today lifted Armed Forces Special Powers Act, (AFSPA) from the state with immediate effect. The controversial law was in effect in the state for last 18 years. Chief minister Manik Sarkar, who is also the home minister of the state said while revoking the law emphasised that as the insurgency problem has largely been contained, so there is no need of the act.

Chief minister Manik Sarkar, who is also the home minister of the state said this decision was taken in the meeting of the council of ministers during the day. “We have reviewed the situation of the disturbed areas of the state after every six months and also discussed the issue with the state police and other security forces working in the state. “They suggested that there is no requirement of the Act now as the insurgency problem has largely been contained. We would soon issue gazette notification in this regard,” Sarkar told reporters. “When the Act was imposed there were only 42 police stations and two-third of the entire police station areas were under this act. “The number of police station areas at present are 74 and out of 74 police stations 26 police stations were fully and four police stations partly under this Act till recently,” he added.Act was imposed in the state on 16 February 1997 due to relentless violence and bloodshed. Since then, it was reviewed and extended in every six month.

Source: Live Mint | Image: Kangla Online

Share your thoughts

Realted Stories

Extrajudicial Killings

Supreme Court Orders CBI Probe Into 1,528 Alleged Killings By Indian Army In Manipur

AFSPA In Assam

Govt Extends AFSPA In Assam & Arunachal Pradesh By 3 Months

Bengaluru Police Auctions 2,536 Seized Vehicles, Know About It

Poor Condition Of Indian Police Stations

The Poor Condition Of Indian Police Stations: For 1 Lakh Population, There Are Only 180 Police Personnel

Tamil Nadu: For The First Time, Transgenders Are Allowed To Apply In Police Force As Male, Female Or The Third Gender

Home gaurds

Maharashtra: Home Guards Not Paid For Over 6 Months, Forced To Work Like Bonded Labourer

Latest on The Logical Indian

Legal

Private Bill For Marijuana Legalization In Parliament’s Winter Session

News

BSF Jawan, Punjab Police Personnel Deployed To Perform “Marriage Duty” At IG Daughter’s Wedding Venue

News

Punjab: 2 Farmer Brothers Commit Suicide Owing To Debt 10 Yrs After Their Father Had

News

Thousands Of Farmers Gather In Delhi For Freedom From Debt

My Social Responsibility

This Organisation Takes Over Under-performing Govt Schools And Improves Them With The Help Of NGOs

Awareness

For Selling Fridge Without Guarantee Card In Clearance Sale, LG Electronics And Dealer Directed By Consumer Court To Compensate