GUWAHATI, Jan 2 � The Union government has extended the period of �Disturbed Area� in Assam for another one year since November 3, 2014, under the provisions of Section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), 1958, through a notification on November 4, 2014, stated an official press release here today.
The Union government had initially declared the entire State of Assam as a disturbed area with effect from November 27, 1990 under the provisions of the said Act.
The Union government has also declared �besides other areas, the areas falling within the 20km-wide belt in the States of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, along their boundary with the State of Assam� as �Disturbed Area,� said the official press release.
The Government of India extended and issued the above notification after due consideration of the law-and-order
situation in the State of Assam due to the violent incidents caused by the underground outfits, viz. ULFA(I), NDFB(S) and in the border areas of the State of Assam by other underground outfits, like GNLA, KPLT, UALA, ULFA(I), NDFB(S), NSCN(IM) and NSCN(K).