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The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 – Defining ‘Draconian’

The Armed Forces Special Powers (Ordinance) was promulgated by Lord Linlithgow on August 15, 1942 to suppress the Quit India movement launched by the nationalist leaders. However, it weaved its way into use by the Indian Government when in response to unrest, boycott of general elections and active rebellions in 1958 urged by the Naga… Continue reading The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 – Defining ‘Draconian’