Sunday, October 3, 2010
Debating the AFSPA
Lt Gen Yadava, outgoing chief of the Assam rifles, has again made the news, this time arguing for the importance of the Armed Forces (Special Forces) Act (AFSPA) which he says has been politicised. The AFSPA has been prominent in the news lately with moves for it to be repealed, wholly or partially, in Jammu and Kashmir. There have been reports today of the Act's extension for six months in parts of both Arunahcal Pradesh and Tripura.