Withdrawal from troubled area is a historic decision: Manipur Government

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Imphal: The government’s decision to reduce troubled areas under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in Manipur and two other northeastern states of Nagaland and Assam was a historic decision, Manipur Governor La Gunnison said on Friday. And to fulfill his desire. People of the state.

In a press statement, Governor Ganesan welcomed the decision of the state government to remove AFSPA, 1958 from 15 police stations under six Valley districts from April 1, 2022 for a period of six months.

“As a result of the significant improvement in the law and order situation in the state, the state government has taken this remarkable step to meet the aspirations of the people of the state,” said Governor Ganesan.

Expressing gratitude to the central government, the governor said that the state government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi had succeeded in taking this historic decision.

He further expressed his full confidence that with the passage of time, the entire state of Manipur would be freed from any untoward situation due to the invaluable cooperation of the people of the state.

Earlier, Chief Minister Ann Baron Singh said that taking back the troubled area was a long standing demand of the people of the state.

Singh added that the state government was informing the central leadership about the need to remove the Act from the state.

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