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On 15 July 2004, 12 Manipur women disrobed in front of the Assam Rifles HQ in Imphal to protest against the killing of Manorama Thangjam who was also allegedly raped.
According to a Ministry of Home Affairs notification Thursday, Tirap, Changlang, Longding and four police stations bordering Assam were declared 'disturbed' areas under AFSPA.
The decision was taken as killings, loot and extortion have been going on in various parts of the state, which necessitate the presence of security forces, an official said.
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Senior J&K Police officers said the bodies are being transported to Rajouri where they will be buried.
The districts of Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts and four police stations — Namsai, Mahadevpur, Roing, Sunpura — were declared as 'disturbed areas' under AFSPA.
The AFSPA has been in force in Nagaland for decades, and was not withdrawn even though a framework agreement was signed on 3 August 2015 by Naga insurgent group NSCN-IM and the government interlocutor R.N. Ravi.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.