Saturday, May 6, 2017

Indian state of Assam declared 'disturbed' area

In a gazette notification, the Home Ministry said the entire Assam, besides bordering areas of Meghalaya, have been declared "disturbed" under the AFSPA for three months with effect from May 3.
The ministry said there were 75 incidents of violence in Assam in 2016 in which 33 people, including four security personnel, were killed and 14 others were abducted.
Besides, there were nine violent incidents in the state in which four people, including two security personnel, were killed in 2017.
The violence were perpetrated by insurgent groups like ULFA, NDFB and others, the ministry said.
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