Is the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act past its expiry date?

News Today 17.12.2021

The recent killing of 14 civilians in Nagaland’s Mon district by the Indian armed forces has put the spotlight back on the efficacy of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) of 1958. If its raison d’etre was to quell militancy and make way for the peaceful integration of insurgency-hit regions, has it served its purpose? In a conversation moderated by S. Anandan, Patricia Mukhim and Major General (retd.) Gajinder Singh discuss the moral, legal and political questions pertaining to the controversial legislation and its impact. (Read More)

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