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Manipur government is considering to repeal the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from the state, informed Chief Minister N Biren Singh.

Addressing the media in Imphal on Tuesday, Singh said, “Considering the improving law and order situation in the state, the government is considering to repeal AFSPA from the state.”

“We have forwarded the matter to the home ministry. Even though the situation is not conducive to scrap the Act immediately, yet we can say that the law and order situation has improved considerably,” the CM added.

“Situations are getting back to normal and I am confident soon everything will become fully normal,” he added.

The Manipur government recently extended the ‘disturbed area’ status for six months excluding seven assembly segments in Imphal municipality areas.

AFSPA was lifted in the seven assembly segments in 2001.

The CM also spoke at length about the achievements of the state government in the last three years.

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