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Monday, October 31, 2011

Armed Forces Act 1958, AFSPA, Special Powers, To Armed Forces, Disturbed Areas, Emergency Situations -

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) was duly passed on September 11th, 1958 by the Indian Parliament. This Act conferred special powers on the armed forces to act upon in areas termed as 'disturbed areas' in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and Nagaland. The powers were later on extended to the state of Jammu and Kashmir under the guise of Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir), Special Powers Act, 1990... Continue Reading>>>

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