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Enforce AFSPA in Garo Hills region: Meghalaya HC  asks Centre

Pro-Mass News Bureau: Nov 3, 2015

The Meghalaya High Court has asked the Union government to enforce the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, (AFSPA) 1958 in Garo Hills region in western part of the state. According news sources, the order issued by the full bench yesterday, is significant following the series of kidnappings and killings in Garo Hills with specific reference to the abduction of a Megahalya Government Official by Garo National Liberation Army militants.

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In the order, the full bench also observed that even the Chief Justice and Judges of the High Court are also getting veiled threats that they would have to face the consequence after their retirement. The Court further said that the union government can enforce AFSPA for the purpose of deployment of armed forces in the aid of civil administration in order to restore public order and maintain the law and order.

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