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Current Affairs 2018 English: AFSPA removed from Meghalaya (May 1st week)

May 7, 2018 10:29 IST

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) was completely removed from Meghalaya and some areas of Arunachal Pradesh with effect from April 1, 2018. The act gives unrestricted and unaccounted power to the armed forces to maintain public order in “disturbed areas”. It was first applied to the north-eastern states of Assam and Manipur in September 1958 and was amended in 1972 to extend to all the seven sisters including Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura.

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