After Nagaland Assembly Passes Resolution To Repeal AFSPA, CM Neiphiu Rio Laments Ignorance By Centre On The Issue

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Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has said for the last 20 years the state government has been recommending that Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) be removed and Nagaland taken off the list of areas declared “disturbed areas.”

As per PTI report , Rio asserted this while moving a resolution demanding that the Government of India repeal the AFSPA from the Northeast in the state assembly which was unanimously adopted.

Nonetheless, the Chief Minister lamented that objections of the state government are ignored every time and the declaration is renewed “again and again”. He had earlier tweeted his demand for repeal of AFSPA

Pointing out that the current declaration of Nagaland as ‘Disturbed Area’ is going to expire by the end of this month, Rio hoped that this time the Central Government will heed Nagaland’s plea and desist from extending it any more.

The resolution against AFSPA came in the aftermath of the killing of 14 civilians by security forces, including six in a botched anti-terrorist operation, and eight others in subsequent incidents in Mon district on December 4 and 5.

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