Assam has been declared as a ‘disturbed area’ ahead of the Assembly elections in the State. 

Assam has been declared a ‘disturbed area’ under the ‘draconian’ Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958. 

Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi declared the entire state as a ‘disturbed area’ for six months beginning February 27. 

“As per powers conferred under Section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, the Governor of Assam has declared the entire state of Assam as ‘disturbed area’ up to six months beyond February 27, 2021, unless withdrawn earlier,” said a statement from the State Government. 

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In August last year Assam Government extended ‘Disturbed Area’ for 6 more months from August 28. 

No reason has been cited by the Government for extension of the ‘disturbed area’ status. 

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