What is AFSPA and why this act became necessary


AFSPA_Delhi_20111105_2_3New Delhi, Apr 04: The Bharatiya Janata Party has accused the Congress of trying to dilute the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA). Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Congress was trying to remove the shield for the Indian Army, after the Congress said in its manifesto that it would change some of the provisions in the act.

AFSPA was introduced to give the armed forces the power to maintain public order in disturbed areas.

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Author: Vicky Nanjappa

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