Disturbed Area Current Affairs - 2020

Amendments to the “Gujarat Disturbed Area Act” get the President’s Assent.

The President of India, Ramnath kovind, gave assent to the Gujarat Distributed Area act (Amendment) Bill 2019. This new act will amend the prohibition of transfer of immovable property and provision for protection of tenants from eviction from premises in disturbed areas act 1991. The act was first introduced in Ahmedabad in 1986 because of Read More…

AFSPA extended for six more months in Assam

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 is to be extended for six more months in the state of Assam. Why is AFSPA extended? The recent insurgent attacks on security forces is the main reason for AFSPA being extended in the state. Several illegal arms and ammunition have been recovered from many places in the Read More…

Nagaland declared ‘Disturbed Area’ under AFSPA for 6 more months

Centre has declared entire State of Nagaland a ‘disturbed area’ for a period of 6 more months under Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) with effect from 30 June 2019. The central government opinion was notified by Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Key Highlights Background: AFSPA has been in force in Nagaland for several Read More…

Assam Government extends AFSPA in the state for 6 more months

Governor of Assam has extended application of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) in the entire state for six more months with immediate effect. For this, it used powers conferred under Section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 declaring entire state as ‘Disturbed Area’ upto 6 months or unless withdrawn earlier. Read More…

Assam for first time extends AFSPA orders on its own

Assam Government has extended term of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), 1958 and declared entire state a Disturbed Area for six more months under Section 3 of AFSP Act. This is for first time state government has extended AFSPA and Disturbed Area provision on its own. In the past, AFSPA provisions in state were Read More…