Confident AFSPA will soon be revoked from entire Assam: Shah

GUWAHATI, 10 May: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday exuded confidence that the AFSPA will soon be revoked from entire Assam, as improved law and order and peace accords with militant outfits has already led to its partial withdrawal in the state.

Shah, after presenting the President’s Colour to the Assam Police here, said in his address that due to the efforts of the Centre and Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, most of the militant outfits have entered into peace agreements and the day is not far when the entire state will be completely free from insurgency and violence.

“The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act or AFSPA has been revoked from 23 districts, and partially from one district. I am confident that it will be completely withdrawn from the entire state soon,” he said.

The home minister said those who have surrendered and returned to the mainstream are being rehabilitated by both the central and state governments. (PTI)