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Key meet on AFSPA in Nagaland today

After the centre’s decision to reduce the ambit of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), 1958 in 7 districts of Nagaland, United Democratic Alliance (UDA), the opposition-less government in the

After the centre’s decision to reduce the ambit of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), 1958 in 7 districts of Nagaland, United Democratic Alliance (UDA), the opposition-less government in the state is holding a crucial consultative meeting with civil society organisations and tribal hohos in Chumukidima.

The crucial meeting is being held at the Rhododendron Hall in Chumukidima and is being attended by CM Neiphiu Rio, Deputy CM Y. Patton and other top officials of the state government.

It may be mentioned here that the Konyak Union has decided to abstain from the consultative meeting on AFSPA.

The decision has taken by the union in solidarity with the victims of the Oting village tragedy.

Moreover, the Konyak Union has also reiterated its demand to book all personnel involved in the Oting massacre in the court of law, bring the report into the public domain, and table the SIT report.

The Union has also sought for complete removal of the AFSPA from the Naga inhabited areas.

Also Read: Areas outside the ambit of AFSPA in Assam, Nagaland, Manipur

What is AFSPA?

According to the AFSPA’s introduction, it was enacted to assist state governments that were unable to maintain internal disturbance. 

The AFSPA gives the armed forces extraordinary powers and legal protection to restore order in regions that the government has identified as “disturbed.”

These powers include the power to open fire on anyone breaking the law and order, arrest anyone without a warrant, stop and search any vehicle or vessel, and prohibit a gathering of five or more individuals.

The AFSPA also prohibits civilians from possessing guns. Non-commissioned officers are also given specific authority under the law.

Once AFSPA is enforced in an area, “No prosecution, suit, or other legal procedure against any person shall be instituted, except with the prior permission of the central government, in respect of anything done or said to be done in exercise of the powers given by this Act.”

First Published: 4th April, 2022 11:24 IST

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