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Kunal Brahma: Why AFSPA is considered a necessity by armed forces?

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  • Reply: Kindly refer to the following IDSA publications on the issue:

    Vivek Chadha (ed.), “Armed Forces Special Powers Act: The Debate”IDSA Monograph Series No. 7, 2012 (free download)
    Ali Ahmed, “Reconciling AFSPA with the Legal Spheres”Journal of Defence Studies, 5 (2), April 2011 (free download) 
    K.C. Dixit, “Revoking AFSPA Blown Out of Proportion”, Journal of Defence Studies, 4 (4), October 2010 (free download)
    K. C. Dixit, “Calling the Army for Peace Restoration”, IDSA Comment, August 23, 2010. 
    Harinder Singh, AFSPA: A Soldier’s Perspective”IDSA Comment, July 06, 2010.

    Also, refer to earlier replies by Ali Ahmed and K.C. Dixit on a similar/related query posted in this section, at and

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