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The AFSPA has been in force in Nagaland for decades, and was not withdrawn even though a framework agreement was signed on 3 August 2015 by Naga insurgent group NSCN-IM and the government interlocutor R.N. Ravi.
With Jammu & Kashmir now officially broken into 2 union territories, the power to declare an area disturbed under AFSPA has moved from district magistrates to the home ministry.
The government reviewed the law and order situation in Assam and ordered the extension of the act, which allows security forces to arrest anyone without prior notice.
BJP mopped up postal votes, mostly cast by military personnel, as Congress promise to review AFSPA in aftermath of Pulwama & Balakot appears to have backfired.
BJP's Suresh Kashyap, an ex-IAF personnel, is banking on national security while his rival, Congress' Col Dhani Ram (retd) is 'aghast the Army is being politicised'.
Just as national elections get underway in India, the much-anticipated final season of Game of Thrones is here too.
India does not need to look far to see how military power can undermine constitutional orders.
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The home ministry continued to designate Tirap, Changlang and Longding as disturbed areas under AFSPA, but partly withdrew tag from 3 other districts.