ITANAGAR, April 12 � Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal Pradesh Ninong Ering has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to revoke the imposition of Armed Forces Special (Power) Act (AFSPA) saying that the measure will affect 13 lakh people of the State.
The Centre on March 27 extended the controversial Act to 12 districts of Arunachal bordering Assam.
In a letter to Modi, Ering, Congress MP from Arunachal East constituency, wanted to know the circumstances for which the draconian law was imposed in a State which was called �the island of peace�.
Meanwhile, the All Nyishi Students� Union (ANSU) in a statement termed the decision to extend AFSPA to 12 districts of the State �uncalled for and unfortunate� decision of the Centre towards the peace-loving State of Arunachal Pradesh. � PTI
KYKL activist arrested
Imphal, April 12 � An activist of Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL) was arrested by police from Wangu area in Bishenpur district of Manipur.
Police said, a combined team of police and Assam Rifles arrested the KYKL activist during a seach operation at Wangu area on Friday. � PTI