Repeal of AFSPA

Repeal of AFSPA Representations have been received from time to time from different organisations including Non-Governmental Organisations for withdrawal of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA). Justice Jeevan Reddy Committee in its report submitted to Government on 06.06.2005, recommended repeal of AFSPA and suggested to amend the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 by inserting a new Chapter VI-A in respect of North Eastern States so as to provide for provisions contained in Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act. The recommendations of the Committee are under consideration of the Government. This was stated by Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to Dr. Pradeep Kumar Balmuchu in the Rajya Sabha today....
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