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16th September 2021 (5 Topics)

Government of Assam declares the entire State of Assam as "Disturbed Area"

The Armed Forces Special Powers Act has been blamed numerous times for cases of human rights violations in disturbed areas. In this regard, critically examine the need for such laws in a democratic country like India.   (150 Words)

Approach:

  • In introduction give a brief overview of AFSPA and in which areas it is applicable currently
  • Discuss the provisions of AFSPA, like immunity to armed personnel, etc. and highlight allegations of human rights violations due to such provisions
  • Elaborate on the need for AFSPA in disturbed regions
  • Way Forward / Conclusion
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