Controversial Law AFSPA Extended In Nagaland For 6 Months

Controversial Law AFSPA Extended In Nagaland For 6 Months

Kohima:

The controversial law AFSPA that protects security forces from persecution has been extended for another six months. The Armed Forces (Special) Powers Act, or AFSPA, gives sweeping powers to the military to operate freely anywhere that has been declared a “disturbed area”; no military personnel in areas where AFSPA is in force can be persecuted without the centre’s sanction.

Assam Press