AFSPA extended for six months in Assam due to “recent insurgent attacks, recovery of arms”

Guwahati: The Assam government on Tuesday said it has extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) in the state for six more months with effect from August 28. The state has been declared a “disturbed area” on account of recent insurgent attacks on security forces in the Northeast…

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There are no set procedures or norms to sanction AFSPA cases: Defence Ministry

NEW DELHI: There are no set procedures or norms, criteria and standard that are followed in deciding prosecution sanction under Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act (AFSPA), the defence ministry has submitted in an affidavit before Central Information Commission (CIC). Following a directive of CIC to bring clarity…

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