Friday, April 27, 2007

Smoke without Fire…An update on AFSPA

Quite categorically, the state government denied their role in proposal of extending AFSPA to whole of Arunachal Pradesh. The Arunachal Times in its 26th April edition reported-

“Reacting to the reported move of the State Government to recommend to the Center for extending Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) to the rest of Arunachal Pradesh beyond Tirap and Changlang districts where it was already in force as reported in some sections of the media, advisor to Chief Minister Takam Sanjoy today denied any such move.

Sanjoy, presently camping in New Delhi with Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, told over telephone that the whole state is very peaceful except those two districts bordering Nagaland which had witnessed stray incidents involving underground elements besides the presence of militants including ULFA in areas bordering Asom.

When there is no law and order problem, the question of extending AFSPA to whole state does not arise, he said while describing the report as baseless.”

But, is there any smoke without fire? Huh..


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