In Nagaland, Assam, and Manipur, the government has once again decided to shrink the disturbed areas covered by the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). According to Home Minister Amit Shah, this decision was made in light of the North-East India security situation having significantly improved.
According to the Home Ministry, there would be 76 percent fewer cases of extremism in 2022 than there were in 2014. Over this time, there have been 90% fewer deaths of security personnel and 97% fewer fatalities of civilians.
Before to that, the Center reduced disturbed areas covered by the AFSPA in Nagaland, Assam, and Manipur starting in April 2022. Another significant decision was made yesterday, and as a result, disturbed areas under the AFSPA in these three states will again be reduced starting on April 1st.
Amit Shah, the home minister, oversaw the implementation of many peace agreements in the North-Eastern states during the past four years.
As a result, the majority of the extremist organisations have put down their weapons and joined forces with peacemakers and development agents in the North East. Since 2014, over 7,000 rebels have been captured.
The Bodo Accord of January 2020 and The Karbi-Anglong Agreement of September 2021 are only two of the significant agreements that the Home Ministry has struck over the past four years that have handled long-standing issues.