In Mumbai: Nagaland’s rights groups, as well as the state administration. Have been pleading with the federal government to repeal AFSPA.
In Nagaland, where the army is holding a court of inquiry into an ambush that went catastrophically wrong. December 4, the contentious statute. AFSPA, which provides security personnel broad powers, has been extended for another six months.
In Mumbai: The Armed Forces (Special) Authority Act, or. AFSPA, grants the military broad powers to operate wherever that has been labelled a “disturbed region”; no military personnel in an area where. AFSPA is in effect can be prosecuted without the permission of the central government.
Nagaland’s rights groups, as well as the state administration, have been pleading with the federal government to repeal AFSPA.
Anti-AFSPA protests have lately intensified after an ambush by the army’s Para Special Forces went horrifically wrong in Nagaland on December 4, killing 13 people returning from night labour in a mine. In a subsequent attack by locals, who surrounded the jawans in rage, one soldier died.
The Nagaland assembly unanimously agreed on. December 20 to demand that. AFSPA.
The army has also consented to allow. On December 4 to record their comments.
Because Nagaland is subject to AFSPA, it is unclear how the state-level investigation would continue.
For several years. Nagaland’s AFSPA has been extended every six months, despite the fact that it has long been a “disturbed area.” The first step is applying. AFSPA, a statute that dates back to the colonial era and was used to suppress protests, is to declare a location a “disturbed area.”
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