AFSPAArmed Forces Special Powers Act (India)
AFSPAAmerican Foreign Service Protective Association
AFSPAAir Force Security Police Association
AFSPAAir Force Security Police Agency
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On Tuesday, Amnesty in its report titled, ' Denied: Failures in accountability for human rights violations by security force personnel in Jammu and Kashmir', said AFSPA grants virtual immunity to members of the security forces from prosecution for alleged human rights violations.
Human rights groups blame AFSPA for a host of extra-judicial killings and arbitrary detentions by security forces.
The immunity enjoyed by security and armed personnel under AFSPA, however, has meant that they are not liable for any criminal act that is committed "in the line of duty.
On Wednesday, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju informed the Lok Sabha that the government has no plans to review AFSPA.
Under AFSPA, in a aACAydisturbed area', central forces are free to use force, even causing death to perpetrators as per the law.
While defence experts and former army officers strongly opposed AFSPA repeal from the valley, the politicians, including Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who have been forcing the Centre to withdraw the controversial Act preferred silence on the matter.
Earlier, the Indian Army Headquarters had criticised a note circulated by the government on the proposed amendments to AFSPA.
Rapid Link was an easy choice because of its superior flat rate pricing, excellent customer service, and no-nonsense billing methods," said Vince Meyer, administrative support officer with AFSPA.
Her second poll plank is the repeal of the draconian act of AFSPA, which it believes is breaking the backbone of the youth of the state.
AFSPA is a draconian law and in no democracy there is any space for such laws.
Srinagar -- Former puppet chief minister of occupied Kashmir Omar Abdullah Friday asked PDP and BJP which are holding back channel talks for government formation in the territory if they would compromise on some of the key issues like AFSPA, resumption of talks with Pakistan and rights of West Pakistan refugees.
Still I firmly believe and my efforts will continue to initiate the lifting of the AFSPA during this government's tenure," he added.