Changes in AFSPA

The Central Government has announced the reduction of areas under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the Northeast states of the country. The impacted states are Assam, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, and Manipur. Overview: In the year 1958, AFSPA ..



Extension of AFSPA in Nagaland

On December 30, 2021, Central government declared entire Nagaland as a “disturbed area” for six more months, under the AFSPA Act. Key Facts This declaration will be in effect, starting from December 30, 2021. Government has also termed the state’s ..


Panel to look into AFSPA withdrawal from Nagaland

On December 26, 2021, Union Government constituted a high-level committee to look into withdrawal of AFSPA from Nagaland, in the aftermath of killing of six civilians in an Army ambush on December 4, 2021. About the Committee The five-member committee ..


Nagaland seeks AFSPA repeal

In the aftermath of security forces’ killing of 14 civilians in Mon district of Nagaland, the National People’s Party MP Agatha Sangma asked in Lok Sabha to repeal the draconian Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act. The Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio, ..


Nagaland declared Disturbed Area under AFSPA

The Ministry of Home Affairs recently declared Nagaland as “Disturbed Area” for the next six months under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958. What is the current scenario of AFSPA in Nagaland? Nagaland was declared as “disturbed area” for ..


AFSPA extended for six more months in the state of Assam

The extension of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958  has been announced by the Assam government for 6 more months in the state, which is going to be effective from 28th August. What is AFSPA? Armed Forces (Special Powers) ..