Wednesday, February 8, 2023

NNC (PB) lauds 5 countries for speaking out for Nagas and NE

Naga National Council (Parent Body) has expressed gratitude to the five countries for speaking out for the Nagas and the North East people suffering immensely under the draconian law of Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) since 1958 till date.
Five countries namely– Estonia, Canada, Croatia, Czechia, Costa Rica, Brazil, Belgium, Lithuania, Italy and Greece, on November 10 recommended India to repeal the controversial AFSPA during the recent meeting of the United Nation Human Rights Council held in Geneva under the 4th Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
In a press note, NNC (PB) through its information & publicity wing said that this inhuman law was “imposed by the so called biggest and largest democracy India upon the Nagas since 1958 and is prevailing till date.”
It said that not only Nagas and people of the North East have condemned the law in toto time and again, but other organisations, countries and even the United Nations have voiced against the violation of human rights by the Government of India (GoI).
However, NNC (PB) said that the Centre never listened nor had withdrawn the inhuman law from the region.
Therefore, NNC urged the five countries and the United Nations, who have stood true on international covenant on human rights, to officially recognise the freedom of Nagas and the North East as a people and nation.

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