Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act extended in three districts of Arunachal Pradesh till 31-03-2020

Union Ministry of Home Affairs issues notification declaring Tirap, Changlang, and Longding districts in Arunachal Pradesh, and areas under four other police stations as “disturbed area” up to 31st March 2020, unless withdrawn earlier.


S.O. 3559(E).— Whereas the Central Government in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (28 of 1958) had declared the Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts of Arunachal Pradesh and the area falling within the jurisdiction of four police stations in the districts of Arunachal Pradesh bordering State of Assam as ‘disturbed area’ vide Notification S.O.1494(E) dated 01.04.2019.

And whereas a further review of the law and order situation in Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts of Arunachal Pradesh and in the area falling within the jurisdiction of four police stations in districts of Arunachal Pradesh, bordering the State of Assam has been undertaken.

Now, therefore, Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts in Arunachal Pradesh and the areas falling within the jurisdiction of the following four police stations in other districts of Arunachal Pradesh, bordering the State of Assam, are declared as ‘disturbed area’ under Section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 up to 31.03.2020 w.e.f. 01.10.2019, unless withdrawn earlier: –

(i) Namsai and Mahadevpur police stations in Namsai district;
(ii) Roing police station in Lower Dibang Valley district;
(iii) Sunpura police station in Lohit district.


Ministry of Home Affairs

[Notification dt. 01-10-2019]

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