By asit das the armed forces (special powers) act of 1958 (afspa) is one of the most draconian legislations used by the indian rulers to enslave and oppress . Armed forces (special powers) acts (afspa), are acts of the parliament of india that grant special powers to the indian armed forces in what each act terms. The assam government on saturday announced that it had extended the implementation of the armed forces (special powers) act in the state.
The battle against the armed forces special powers act is a long, bitter one on august 15, 1942, lord linlithgow, the viceroy of india,. Invisible 9/11: the north east has its own 9/11 that many of us are not aware of president of india gave his assent to the killer law called the armed forces. Abstract the armed forces (jammu & kashmir) special powers act (afspa) has been in force since the last two decades without a lull in between more than . The armed forces special powers act continues to be used by the indian government in insurgency ridden areas, gaining wide traction in the.
The armed forces (special powers) act, 1958 introduction violence became the way of life in north-eastern states of india state administration. Focuses, in particular, on the armed forces (special powers) act (afspa in effect in manipur since 1980 and in kashmir since 1990), which gives the army wide. Thetribune: new delhi: the union home ministry has removed armed forces ( special powers) act (afspa) from meghalaya and reduced it.
The armed forces (special powers) act-(afspa) was passed on september 11, 1958 to help the army in tackling the disturbed areas of the. The centre has announced that it revoked the armed forces (special powers) act (afspa) from meghalaya from april 1 here is what you. The armed forces (assam and manipur) special powers act (1958), also known as the disturbed area act, was extended to the then existing union territory of.
Afspa, which was enacted in 1958 amid the nascent naga insurgency, gives powers to the army and state and central police forces to shoot to. An act to enable certain special powers to be conferred upon members of the armed forces in disturbed areas in the state of arunachal. The 1958 law that grants the armed forces extraordinary special powers in designated areas must be repealed.
Abstract enactment of the armed forces (special powers) act, 1958, has led to bitter centre-state conflicts this paper attempts to analyse some of such. The armed forces (special powers) act, 1958 was implemented by indian government in 1958 in the context of separatist movements and the. Find here what is armed forces (special powers) act, features & powers of afspa, states under afspa, criticism faced by the act and much. India should scrap the armed forces special powers act (afspa) which gives security forces, battling militancy in the troubled regions of.