Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) to have final say on AFSPA in J&K

News:The Cabinet Secretariat has notified rules that Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) as an authority on the Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act in the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir(J&K) and Ladakh. Facts: Background: Parliament had passed the J&K Reorganisation act,2019. The Act reorganized the state of Jammu and Kashmir into the… Continue reading Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) to have final say on AFSPA in J&K

29 years after it was imposed AFSPA set to be withdrawn from Assam

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act is set to be withdrawn from Assam in August. In 1990, the entire was declared a “disturbed area” and AFPSA was imposed when the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) militancy was at peak. ULFA sought to establish an independent state of Assam with an armed struggle in the… Continue reading 29 years after it was imposed AFSPA set to be withdrawn from Assam

AFSPA ‘disturbed area’ tag extended for 3 Arunachal districts, withdrawn from 3 others

The Union Government has extended the “disturbed area” tag under Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) for three districts of Arunachal Pradesh for another six months, while withdrawing it partly from three other districts bordering Assam. The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act was enacted in 1958 to bring under control what the government of India… Continue reading AFSPA ‘disturbed area’ tag extended for 3 Arunachal districts, withdrawn from 3 others

Push for generous rehab scheme for Naga cadres

A Parliamentary panel on Home Affairs, has urged the Centre to conclude the Naga peace Accord. It has also advocated to formulate a rehabilitation-cum-settlement scheme for the cadres of National Socialist Council of Nagaland Isak-Muivah (NSC-IM). The NSCN-IM is an insurgent group of Nagas, operating in Nagaland, Assam, Manipur, and Arunachal Pradesh. Its objective is… Continue reading Push for generous rehab scheme for Naga cadres