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Extension of AFSPA to entire Arunachal not recommended

The Arunachal government denies having made any recommendation to the Centre about extending the controversial Armed Forces Act to areas beyond Tirap.

india Updated: Apr 25, 2007 16:13 IST

The Arunachal Pradesh government on Wednesday denies having made any recommendation to the Centre about extending the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act to areas beyond Tirap and Changlang districts, where the law is now in force.

Asked to comment on media reports in this regard, Takam Sanjoy, the political advisor of Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, told media that "there is absolutely no law and order problem in the state" except for a few cases in Tirap and Changlang adjoining Nagaland and the presence of militants of the ULFA and other groups in forests of border areas.

The question of extending the anti-terror law to the whole of Arunachal Pradesh was never recommended, Sanjoy said. He described the reports in this regard as "baseless".

Sanjoy, who is leading a delegation consisting of several other ministers to the national Capital, will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss problems facing the state.