GS-II: Polity & Governance
The Government of Assam in exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 has recently declared the entire State of Assam as "Disturbed Area" up to six months without mentioning any reason for its extension.
With reference to the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, consider the following statements:
Which of the above statement(s) is/are incorrect?
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)