What is AFSPA??? Why it has been employed in J&K and Nagaland???
The Articles in the Constitution of India empower state governments to declare a state of emergency due to one or more of the following reasons:
Failure of the administration and the local police to tackle local issues.
Return of (central) security forces leads to return of miscreants/erosion of the "peace dividend".
The scale of unrest or instability in the state is too large for local forces to handle.
In such cases, it is the prerogative of the state government to call for central help. In most cases, for example during elections, when the local police may be stretched t ...more