- NET Web Desk
The Union Minister of Home Affairs & Cooperation – Amit Shah today asserted that improved law and order and peace agreements inked with terror outfits led to the partial repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Assam, and that he was certain it would be repealed in the entire state shortly.
Addressing the gathering, after presentation of the President’s Colour Award, Shah asserted that due to the efforts of the Centre and Chief Minister Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, most of the militant outfits have engaged into peace accords and the “day is not far when the entire state will be completely free from insurgency and violence”.
“The Armed Forces Special Powers Act has been repealed in 23 districts, with one district being partially repealed. I am optimistic that it will be entirely removed from the entire state soon,” – he stated.
Both the central and state governments are rehabilitating people who have surrendered and returned to society, according to the home minister.
“The Assam Police has a magnificent history and has effectively dealt with insurgency, border concerns, arms, drugs, and livestock smuggling, rhino poaching, and societal issues such as witchcraft to emerge as one of the country’s finest police forces. It rightly deserves to be honoured with the President’s Colour,” Shah added.
Its worthy to note that Shah arrived on Sunday at Guwahati’s Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport, for a two-day tour to unveil and launch several projects on the first anniversary of Himanta Biswa Sarma-led administration.