Tripura Government Revoked Controversial AFSPA After 18 Years

The Logical Indian

May 27th, 2015 / 10:25 PM

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


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