Centre decides to reduce 'disturbed areas' under AFSPA in northeast


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Union Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah on Saturday announced that the central government decided to reduce the jurisdiction of "disturbed areas" in Nagaland, Assam, and Manipur under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, or AFSPA. Notably, the AFSPA gives armed forces sweeping powers to search, arrest, and open fire in "disturbed areas" if necessary for the "maintenance of public order."