INTERNATIONAL, PEER REVIEWED/REFEREED, MULTIDISCIPLINARY,BIANNUAL,BILINGUAL, OPEN ACCESS,INDEXED JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES Special Issue on Indian Elections and General Election 2019 proposed on 31 September 2019 Vol 06 Issue 02 is proposed on 31st July 2019 Last Date of Submission 31st May 2019 Publication Date 31st July 2019(Online), 15 August 2019 (Print)

The Armed Forces Special Power Act: A Fresh Insight

Rajiv Tewari


  1. CPIGD, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, Karnataka, INDIA


The Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) is subjected to a discourse by the civil society and public in a largely negative undertone. The need to assess the aims of the Constitution of India and how the task of assimilation of the nation is being carried out will put the AFSPA in the correct perspective. However a fresh look at the Act in the light of the “State in Society” Approach of Migdal puts the Act in a different and positive perspective in spite of all its misgivings and criticism of human rights abuse.

AFSPA, Negative Discourse, State in Society Approach, Positive perspective