Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA)

Topics Covered: Security challenges and their management in border areas. Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) What to study? For Prelims and Mains: AFSPA- features, draconian provisions, misuses and need for review. Context: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has declared the entire State of Nagaland as a “disturbed area” for six more months, under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA). …