/AFSPA removed from Meghalaya completely, partly in Arunachal

AFSPA removed from Meghalaya completely, partly in Arunachal

AFSPA removed from Meghalaya completely, partly in Arunachal
The AFSPA has been removed fully from Meghalaya and its space of operation in Arunachal Pradesh has been restricted to eight police stations bordering Assam and 3 districts near Asian country,officials said on Monday.
The militia (Special Powers) Act, that empowers security forces to conduct operations, arrest anyone anyplace while not previous notice, has been far from all areas of Meghalaya from March thirty-one.
The decision has been taken because of a major improvement of the security state of affairs within the state, a Home Ministry official aforesaid.
In Arunachal Pradesh, areas under the controversial act have been reduced from 16 police stations areas bordering Assam to eight police stations besides Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts, the official said.
The AFSPA has been in effect in Nagaland for many decades and in Assam from the early Nineteen Nineties.
The year 2017 recorded very cheap rebellion incidents and casualties among civilians and security forces throughout the last 20 years since 1997.
While rebellion has been worn out from Tripura and Mizoram, there has been a marked improvement in security state of affairs in Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and state, the official aforesaid.
In Assam, sustained counter-insurgency operations against NDFB (S) have resulted in the killing of sixty-three cadres and also the arrest of one,052 cadres/linkmen besides recovery of giant arms and ammunition between Gregorian calendar month 2014 and March this year. Across the north-east, there has been a huge reduction of 96 percent in casualties among the security forces from 289 in 1997 to 12 in 2017.
Civilian casualties also dropped by 96 percent from 907 in the year 2000 to 37 last year, the official added. Insurgency incidents during the same period reduced by 85 percent from 1963 to 308.So far as kidnapping and abductions are concerned, there has been a 40 percent drop from 168 incidents in 2016 to 102 last year.

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