Published on: December 7, 2021
ARMED FORCES (SPECIAL POWERS) ACT (AFSPA)
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Gives armed forces
- Power to maintain public order in “disturbed areas”
- Authority to prohibit a gathering of five or more persons in an area
- Can use force or even open fire after giving due warning if they feel a person is in contravention of the law
- If reasonable suspicion exists
- can also arrest a person without a warrant
- enter or search premises without a warrant
- ban the possession of firearms.
- One which is declared by notification under Section 3 of the AFSPA
- Area can be disturbed due to differences or disputes between members of different religious, racial, language or regional groups or castes or communities.
- The Central Government, or the Governor of the State or administrator of the Union Territory can declare the whole or part of the State or Union Territory as a disturbed area.