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North East

AFSPA partial roll-back welcomed but activists want total repeal

Imphal, March 31: Union Home Minister Amit Shah's announcement that "15 police station areas of six districts of Manipur will be excluded from Disturbed Areas notification" was welcomed cautiously by prominent social activists in the state, which has been in the frontline of movements against AFSPA, who at the same time expressed dissatisfaction that the "draconian Act" has not been totally repealed. However, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said the decision to reduce the number of areas where Armed Forces Special Powers Act is in force, will usher in a...
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