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Naga Club appeals to President to repeal AFSPA

DIMAPUR, DEC 15 (NPN) | Publish Date: 12/15/2021 12:34:26 PM IST

Naga Club has appealed to President Ram Nath Kovind to immediately repeal Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

In an open representation to the President, Naga Club president Kuolachalie Seyie and general secretary KN Mhonthung Lotha said the recent massacre committed by commandos of the Indian Army at Oting Village of Mon district on December 4, killing 14 innocent persons and injuring many other, has sparked civil unrest among the Nagas, bringing back memories of decades of hardships, pain and humiliation endured by them in their quest for self-determination and live as a free nation.

Alleging that AFSPA had earned notoriety for providing a culture of immunity to forces operating in conflict areas, they said it was a symbol of abuse, oppression and discrimination. 

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