J K News Today
Jammu, March 31:
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday announced that the Government has decided to reduce disturbed areas under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in three northeastern states of Nagaland, Assam and Manipur.
The Home Minister attributed the “ reduction in the areas under AFSPA” to the “ improved security situation and the fast-tracked development due to the consistent efforts and several agreements to end insurgency and bring lasting peace in North-East by Prime Minister Narendra Modi”
This announcement of the Home Minister has brought a sense of relief among the residents of these states who had been demanding of this extraordinary act needed in the extraordinary situations, especially in the militancy-hit areas, to be removed.
The Home Minister thanked PM ‘s “ unwavering commitment , our North-Eastern region , which was neglected for decades is now witnessing a new era of peace , prosperity and unprecedented development “. He congratulated the people of North-East on this momentous occasion .