Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday recalled Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government’s efforts in facilitating peace across the North East region by saying that under the leadership of PM Modi, the North East has gone ahead on the path of development.
Participating in the golden jubilee celebrations of the North Eastern Council (NEC) here, Home Minister Amit Shah said, “Under PM Modi, the North East has gone ahead on the path of development. Peace has prevailed in the region.”
He said, “Earlier, a lot of demands were made to repeal Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). Now, nobody needs to make demands. Staying two steps ahead, the government is taking initiatives to repeal AFSPA.” “Today, 60 per cent of Assam is AFSPA-free. 15 Police station limits in 6 districts of Manipur are now AFSPA-free. In Arunachal Pradesh, only one district remains covered in AFSPA. In Nagaland, it has been lifted from 7 districts & in Tripura & Meghalaya, AFSPA completely lifted,” Home Minister added.
Amit Shah was speaking at the golden jubilee function of the North Eastern Council (NEC) in Shillong.