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Nagaland Assembly adopted resolution demanding repeal of AFSPA

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Chaini Parwani

Published On: November 21, 2021 17:07 IST

The Nagaland Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution demanding the repeal of AFSPA.

The calls for Repeal of AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act), came into light after northeastern States have been growing louder ever since the Killings in Oting in Nagaland’s Mon district.

AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act pertains soldiers sweeping powers to Arrest without Warrants and even shoot to Kill in certain situations, from Nagaland and other.

The Resolution was moved by Chief Minister Rio, stating that entire Naga society had been calling for AFSPA to be repealed.

Furthermore, Chief Minister Rio stated “This House must sound the desire of the people. The desire of the people is to repeal this undemocratic and draconian law.”

Further Deputy Chief Minister Yanthungo Patton stated “The State Government has consistently opposed the notification declaring Nagaland as a disturbed area on the grounds that the overall law and order in Nagaland has been good for many years now. Further, all the Naga Political Groups are in ceasefire with the Government of India. The ongoing peace talks are proceeding in the right direction, giving hope of an early solution to the Naga political issue.”