NEW DELHI: In a landmark decision, the Tripura state government has decided to withdraw the controversial Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) from the remaining areas of the state.
As per reports, the latest half-yearly review by the police found no need to extend the Act any further.
The state will now move the Union Home Ministry for formal withdrawal of AFSPA.
The Act was implemented in 40 police station areas of the state in February, 1997. With declining insurgency, the administration, in June 2013 had earlier withdrawn the Act from nine police stations.