AFSPA extended in Nagaland, Arunachal

The Hindu Bureau

You're reading this article from

Saturday, 1st October 2022
Page No. 13
Delhi Print Edition

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in parts of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland for another six months.

The ministry said in a notification thatTirap, Changlang and Longding districts in Arunachal Pradesh and the areas falling within the jurisdiction of Namsai and Mahadevpur police stations in Namsai district along the Assam border, are declared as ‘disturbed area’ under Section 3 of the AFSPA 1958 for a period of six months from October 1.”

The ministry said nine districts and 16 police stations in four districts of Nagaland were being declared as “disturbed areas” after a review of the law and order situation in the State.

Top News Today