AFSPA Current Affairs - 2020

Security forces cannot use excessive force in AFSPA areas: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of India has ruled that army and paramilitary forces cannot use excessive and retaliatory force during counter-insurgency operations in disturbed areas declared disturbed under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), 1958. The verdict was given by SC bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit on the plea Read More…

Union Government launches National Green Highways Mission

The Union Government has launched National Green Highways Mission (NGHM), a plantation drive around 1500 km of National Highways. It was launched by the Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi. About National Green Highways Mission NGHM was launched under the Green Highways Policy, 2015 to provide a Read More…

Union Government declares whole of Nagaland as ‘disturbed area’

Union home ministry has declared entire Nagaland state as a ‘disturbed area’ for one year period with an immediate effect from June 30, 2015. The state was declared as “disturbed” area under Section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958. With this declaration the armed forces get powers to search, raid and arrest anyone Read More…