The MHA said in a notification that the central government is of the opinion that the area comprising the whole of Nagaland is in a 'disturbed and dangerous condition.'
Shopian encounter: Army finds 'prima facie' evidence against troops, initiates proceedings under Army Act
On July 18, the Army claimed three terrorists were killed in Amshipura village in the higher reaches of south Kashmir's Shopian district.
Many civil society groups and activists have been demanding the withdrawal of the draconian law from the state.
The Centre issued a notification on December 30 last year extending the law in Nagaland till July-end.
The apex court in its verdict delivered on July 8 last year had given the state police liberty to probe the role of armed forces in alleged encounter cases in AFSPA areas.
AFSPA can be invoked in areas the government certifies as disturbed due to disputes between people of different religions, races, languages or castes. It has been used only in insurgency-prone areas.
The saffron party says the controversial law should not be revoked until peace and normalcy has been restored
Sharmila, who contested the Manipur polls from Thoubal constituency against Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh was relegated to the fourth position, with just 90 votes.
Chidambaram today said he regrets the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act was not repealed while Congress was in power.
Manipur’s iconic activist Irom Sharmila has a mountain to climb to be able to secure the repeal of the controversial Armed Forces Act through political means.
Manipur's human rights activist Irom Sharmila, who ended her epic hunger strike on August 9, launched her party 'People's Resurgence and Justice Alliance' (PRJA).