For many outsiders Bihar evokesimages of crime, corruption, and caste wars. Sensationelized reports of caste conflicts, the periodical exposure of scandals in high places and regular news of criminal gang operations from Bihar greet newspaper readers with unfailing regularity.
The Lok Sabha, on May 3, 1983, passed the Central Industrial Security Force (Amendment) Bill transforming the character of the security force formed fourteen years ago by a Parliamentary Act.
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.