GS Paper - 2 (Polity)

The Centre has extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in three districts of Arunachal Pradesh and the areas falling within the jurisdiction of two police stations bordering Assam by another six months and declared them as a disturbed area in view of continuing activities of banned insurgent groups.

What

  1. The fresh Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) order has reduced the restrictions in some areas falling under the jurisdiction of two police stations in Arunachal Pradesh which in its earlier order were declared "disturbed areas".
  2. According to a notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on 1 October 2021, Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts of Arunachal Pradesh and areas falling within the jurisdiction of Namsai and Mahadevpur police stations in Namsai district of Arunachal Pradesh, bordering the Assam, were declared "disturbed" area under the AFSPA.
  3. In this notification, the restrictions from Roing Police Station in Lower Dibang Valley district and Sunpura Police Station in Lohit district have been lifted.
  4. The AFSPA empowers security forces to arrest a person without a warrant, enter or search premises without a warrant along with some other actions.