Mumbai: Tripura Chief Minister, Biplab Kumar Deb on Thursday lauded the Centre’s decision to ease tensions in disturbed areas in Assam under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) after decades in the states of Nagaland, Assam and Manipur. Also Read: Govt Reduces Areas Under AFSPA In Manipur, Nagaland And Assam
The CM also said that the Northeast was ‘highly neglected’ and now he expects development in the region.
“Under the visionary leadership of PM Modi Ji, North East which was highly neglected in the previous government is witnessing unprecedented development now. Many thanks to PM Narendra Modi, HM Amit Shah for this big step to ensure peace in the region,” tweeted Deb. Also Read: Centre’s Decision To Withdraw AFSPA Is Beginning Of A New Chapter In The Future Of Assam: CM Himanta Biswa Sarma
I welcome the step of reducing the disturbed areas under AFSPA for Assam, Nagaland, and Manipur.
This will ensure the further development of the North East.
— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) March 31, 2022
Earlier, the Government of India had declared to reduce disturbed areas under Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the states of Nagaland, Assam and Manipur after decades.
The AFSPA act empowered security forces to conduct operations anywhere and arrest anyone without any prior warrant. In 2005, the Justice Jeevan Reddy Committee had recommended the repeal of AFSPA and suggested an amendment to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967 by inserting a new Chapter with respect to the North-Eastern states