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 .