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04 Jun 1983

A report on the Armed Forces (Assam and Manipur) Special Powers (Amendment) Act 1972, popularly known as the Disturbed Areas Act. This act has a unique character in that the armed forces reign supreme over the civil powers. The report feels that the democratic public can no longer remain silent spectators, and must take a firm stand, because neither legal safeguards nor judicial intervention can replace individual consciences and collective wisdom.

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