The central government extends AFSPA in 3 districts of Arunachal Pradesh namely – Tirap, Changlang, and Longding. The three districts will continue to fall under the AFSPA from 1st of October to 30th of March 30 next year. The decision to extend was issued by a notification by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Central Government extends AFSPA
The Government of India has also decided to extend the AFSPA in areas falling within the jurisdiction of Namsai and Mahadevpur police stations in Arunachal Pradesh.
The notification reads, “Tirap, Changlang, and Longding districts in Arunachal Pradesh and the areas falling within the jurisdiction of Namsai and Mahadevpur police stations in Namsai districts of Arunachal, bordering the State of Assam are declared as disturbed area under Section 3 of the Armed Forces Act, 1958 for a period of six months with effect from October 1, 2022 unless withdrawn earlier.”
The step to extend the AFSPA has been taken after reviewing the security of these districts of Arunachal Pradesh.
The AFSPA empowers power and security forces to arrest a person without a warrant and enter or search premises without a warrant along with some actions.