AFSPA which has been in place since 1990 has now been finally removed from the state of Assam. Out of all the districts, a total of 23 districts will be free from the zone of AFSPA.
The act that passed back in the days, declared assam to be a hostile territory. As a result of which this has been in place which gives the security forces the power to arrest anyone even if that a warrant has not been issued against that individual.
This arbitary power at the hands of a few gave them the audacity to arrest and at the same time gives special immunity to the forces even if they shoot someone dead.
AFSPA has been a part of the law and order of several northeastern states, including Assam, Manipur, some parts of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland.
Today, being the day when Assam is finally free from the clutches of the forces gives immense joy to the leaders of the state as well as to its people.
Assam Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma said in his tweet that, “I wholeheartedly welcome Adarniya PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji’s decision to withdraw AFSPA from all areas of Assam barring nine districts and one subdivision. ”
With the removal , peace and tranquility is set to bound in the state of Assam and this improvement will ensure growth and stability in the region. The removal will be in force from 1st April 2022.