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Centre heeds protests, lifts AFSPA partially

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

our correspondent

Itagar, May 9: Following the sustained pressure from the civil society groups and in the wake of strong opposition from Government of Aruchal, the Ministry of Home Affairs have bowed down to their demand and have scrapped the decision to impose Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) 1958 in the districts bordering Assam.In the latest notification issued on 5th May, the Home Ministry has declared nine police stations bordering Assam as disturbed area leading to the imposition of AFSPA for next six months.The police stations include Banderdewa, Doimukh, Balijan, Kimin (Papum Pare district), Likabali (West Siang), Ruksin, ri and Oyan (East Siang), Roing (Lower Dibang Valley), Seijosa (East Kameng), Bhalukpong and Balemu (West Kameng), msai and Mahadevpur (msai district), Sunpura (Lohit) and Dulung Mukh Police out post (Lower Subansiri). Earlier in a vide notification S.O 869 dated 27.3.2015, the Government of India had imposed AFSPA in all the districts bordering the state of Assam. The decision was strongly opposed by the people of Aruchal Pradesh.The bitter opposition had caught Govt. of India guard. Despite damage control movement launched by MoS Home Kiren Rijiju, the people of state relentless kept on opposing the imposition of AFSPA.

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