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NEFIS criticizes the Union Government’s decision to remove AFSPA selectively

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, April 3:

North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) criticized the Union Government for removing of Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 from few selected areas of the North-East states.
A statement of the forum said that the act has been removed selectively from the North-East and in most of the areas the act continues to stay implemented. AFSPA, it should be noted, is a draconian, undemocratic law that has been actively used by the armed forces to suppress dissent and kill people with impunity. The democratic movements in the North-East have been demanding its removal as well as its complete repeal for a long time now, the statement added.
“Selective removal of AFSPA from certain areas while keeping it imposed in other areas is a step which seeks to perpetuate a divide among the people of the region. True unity among the people and communities of the region can only be achieved when AFSPA is completely removed from all the areas of the North-East”, the NEFIS said.
The NEFIS demanded demilitarization of the region and immediate removal of as well as complete repeal of the draconian law, AFSPA. It added that NEFIS would be intensifying its struggle against this draconian law in the coming days.

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