AFSPA may soon be canceled from all over Assam: Amit Shah
Guwahati: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said that AFSPA was partially withdrawn in Assam due to better law and order and peace agreements with militant organizations, and he is confident that the entire state will soon have .
Presenting the President’s Ring Award to the Assam Police here, Shah said that most of the militant outfits have reached peace agreements through the efforts of Center and Chief Minister Humanta Biswa Sarma and the day is not far when the entire state is full of insurgency and violence.The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act has been repealed from 23 districts and partially from one district. I am sure it will soon be completely withdrawn from the entire state, “he said.
The Home Minister said that the Central and State Governments were rehabilitating those who had surrendered and returned to the mainstream.
Shah said that Assam Police has a rich history and has successfully tackled social issues like insurgency, border issues, arms, drug and cattle smuggling, poaching of rhinos and witchcraft so that the country’s frontline police force Become one of them.
He further added that he deserved to be given the color of President.
Earlier, Shah, who is on a two-day visit to the northeastern state, conferred the title of President on the Assam Police in the presence of Chief Minister Hemanta Biswa Sarma and Director General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta at the Al Nakaran Parade.
The flag bears a map of Assam and 36 stars representing the districts of the state, a horned rhinoceros and the Assam Police with its slogan.
Assam is the 10th state in the country to be given the color of President, the highest honor given to any military or police unit in recognition of outstanding service to the nation in both peace and war.