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Ten days after a special law protecting army personnel from prosecution was promulgated in new areas  of Arunachal Pradesh, 12 soldiers have been accused of groping and sexually harassing three women in the state’s most populous district. The act raises fears of a new cycle of violence in Arunachal—previously witnessed in Jammu and Kashmir, and Manipur—where the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) is now in force in 12 of 14 districts declared “disturbed areas”, to help the army combat two major insurgent groups. Of the 38 requests made to the Centre for prosecution of army personnel between 1991 and