NEW DELHI, Oct 7 - The Centre has extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in three districts of Arunachal Pradesh and its eight police station areas bordering Assam by another six months, in view of continuing activities of banned insurgent groups of North East.
According to a notification issued by Ministry of Home Affairs, Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts of Arunachal Pradesh and eight police stations bordering Assam were declared �disturbed� areas under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), 1958.
The decision was taken following a review of the law and order situation in the three districts and eight police station areas concerned, a Home Ministry official said recently.
Banned insurgent groups National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K), United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) and National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) are active in these areas of Arunachal Pradesh. � PTI