“Total AFSPA free Assam is becoming a reality”: Home Min Amit Shah

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While, presenting the President's colour to the Assam Police, Amit Shah stated in his speech that the AFSPA regions in Assam had been reduced.
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“Total AFSPA free Assam is becoming a reality”: Home Min Amit Shah
“Total AFSPA free Assam is becoming a reality”: Home Min Amit Shah

Guwahati: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said that with the improvement of the law and order situation in the state, the Centre was hopeful that the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) would be repealed in the entire Assam in coming days.

While, presenting the President’s colour to the Assam Police, Amit Shah stated in his speech that the AFSPA regions in Assam had been reduced.

“People of the state have always opposed AFSPA and it was extended for some 60 times so far. But with the improvement of the law and order situation in the state, the Centre has lift AFSPA from 23 districts of the state. I am hopeful that with the continuous improvement in the situation, AFSPA will be removed from the entire state in near future,” Shah said.

AFSPA was enacted in Assam in the 1990s and has since been extended seven times. After eight years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration, 23 districts in Assam have been declared AFSPA-free, and the law has been repealed in over 60% of the state, Shah stated.

Peace deals with extremist organisations are being signed one after the other, distracted youth are returning to the mainstream, and talks with neighbouring governments are being made to resolve seven-decade-old disputes, Shah added.

To maintain constitutional order, the Assam Police Department took a stand against extremism. They confronted weapons with guns, bringing the distracted youth back into the mainstream, Home Minister said.

“Most militant groups have engaged into peace agreements due to the efforts of the Centre and chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma,” he added.

He further added that the Assam Police has a long and illustrious history, having successfully combated insurgency, border concerns, arms, drugs, and cattle smuggling, rhino poaching and social issues such as witchcraft to emerge one of the country’s foremost police forces.

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