Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced on Thursday that the Centre has decided to Reduce the disturbed Areas under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the States of Assam, Nagaland and Manipur.
In a tweet Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, ” In a significant step, GoI under the decisive leadership of PM Shri @NarendraModi Ji has decided to reduce disturbed areas under Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the states of Nagaland, Assam and Manipur after decades.”
Shah also tweet ,”Reduction in areas under AFSPA is a result of the improved security situation and fast-tracked development due to the consistent efforts and several agreements to end insurgency and bring lasting peace in North East by PM.”
Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma and Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga welcome Union Government decision to reduced this controversial law.
Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma told reporters the AFSPA has been in force in the state since 1990 and this move marks the beginning of a new chapter in Assam’s future.
Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga told in a tweet, ” A very bold yet wise decision from a Government who truly cares about the developmental welfare of its own people. May this humane virtue of #Peace be a torchbearing usher for countless prosperity to the North-Eastern Region. @Neiphiu_Rio@himantabiswa@NBirenSingh.”
Manipur CM N.Biren Singh welcomes the decision to reduce disturbed areas in Manipur on twitter. CM Biren Singh wrote, ” With Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi Ji’s decision to reduce disturbed areas in Manipur, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Hon’ble Union Home Minister Shri @AmitShah Ji for his unwavering support to make this feat possible today.”