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Extending AFSPA in Assam is a bad move in a terrible situation

On August 29, the government of the northeast Indian state of Assam issued a notification declaring the entire state a “disturbed area” and extending the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act of 1958 up to six months beyond August 28. As per the notification, the declaration was made by the state’s governor in accordance with Section 3 […]