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Tripura Govt lifts AFSPA after 18 years

Agartala, May 28: The Tripura government has finally decided to lift the Armed Forces Special Power Act or AFSPA from the state. The controversial law was in effect for the last 18 years to curb insurgency in the state.

Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, also the Home Minister of the state, said this decision was taken at a meeting of the council of ministers.

This Act was imposed in the state on February 16, 1997 following a spurt of violence by the ultras.

-NNIS

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