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United Naga Council calls partial lifting of AFSFA from Manipur ‘whitewash’

The Centre may have removed AFSPA from areas under several police stations in Manipur recently, however, the hill districts still remain under the ambit of the law. Widespread resentment remains

The Centre may have removed AFSPA from areas under several police stations in Manipur recently, however, the hill districts still remain under the ambit of the law.

Widespread resentment remains among several quarters in the hill areas. In fact, the United Naga Council has called the entire recent act of the Centre with regards to AFSPA as a whitewash.

Talking to Northeast Live, UNC president Kho John called the partial lifting of the AFSPA a whitewash and said that the hill districts remaining under the law is unjustified as the law and order scenario in the hill districts has vastly improved and the militant activities in the region have also gone down.

John alleged that people are still being harassed under AFSPA. He further said that not lifting AFSPA is also a violation of the ongoing ceasefire agreement with the NSCN-IM.

The UNC is planning to hold a consultative meeting with the tribal heads of the hill districts and move a resolution to remove AFSPA from all of Manipur. The UNC is also planning to write to the Prime Minister and Union Home Minister seeking removal of AFSPA from the hill districts of Manipur as well.

First Published: 5th April, 2022 19:14 IST

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