Centre declares entire Assam as “disturbed area” under AFSPA under another month

The Centre has declared the entire Assam as a “disturbed” area under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, the AFSPA for three more months.  The Home Ministry has said the entire Assam, besides bordering areas of Meghalaya, have been declared “disturbed” under the AFSPA for three months with effect from 3rd of May. There were 75 incidents of violence in Assam in 2016 in which 33 people, including four security personnel, were killed and 14 others were kidnapped. There were also nine violent incidents in the state in which four people, including two security personnel, were killed in 2017.