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AFSPA could be removed from Assam by end of 2023: CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

At present, AFSPA is applicable in eight districts of Assam, which are, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Charaideo, Sivsagar, Jorhat, Golaghat, Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao

The CM made this remark while addressing the meeting with commandants of battalions of the Assam Police. (Himanta Biswa Sarma | Twitter)
Updated on May 23, 2023 10:19 AM IST

Defence ministry refuses nod to prosecute 30 armymen over Nagaland killings

The defence ministry has refused to accord sanction to prosecute 30 army personnel who were allegedly involved in a botched counter-insurgency operation in Nagaland’s Mon district in 2021 that led to the killing of 13 civilians, according to the state police.

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Updated on Apr 14, 2023 12:37 AM IST
ByAlice Yhoshü, Kohima

Nobody can take inch of land: Shah in Arunachal

India's home minister, Amit Shah, has stated that India will not allow anyone to take even an inch of land and border security is the government's top priority, during his visit to Kibithoo in Arunachal Pradesh. The visit comes days after China renamed 11 places in the state, which it claims as South Tibet, further straining the bilateral ties between the two countries. Shah also launched the ?4800 crore Vibrant Villages programme from Kibithoo, which aims to develop villages in 46 border blocks of 19 districts in four states and one Union Territory abutting the northern border.

Union home minister Amit Shah in Kibithoo, Arunachal Pradesh, on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 11, 2023 12:18 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan, Kibithoo

Centre reduces number of places under AFSPA in the northeast

The Centre has further reduced the number of areas in Assam, Nagaland and Manipur that were declared disturbed areas under the Afpsa due to an improvement in the security situation, Union home minister Amit Shah said on Twitter on Saturday.

Lifting Afspa in many areas is welcome, but the provisions of Afspa as an emergency law that empowers the Army — the nation’s instrument of last resort — must continue to remain on the statute books given the increasingly violent and uncertain times that the subcontinent is likely to face in the coming years. (AP)
Updated on Mar 26, 2023 06:26 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Centre decides reducing more ‘disturbed areas’ in northeast region: Amit Shah

Union home minister said the decision has been taken considering the significant improvement in the security situation in the country's northeastern region.

Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah(Twitter)
Updated on Mar 25, 2023 09:56 PM IST
BySnehashish Roy
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