Nagaland condemned and declared the Centre’s decision to extend AFSPA as unacceptable.
After the Ministry of Home Affairs extended the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Nagaland for a period of 6 more months, several Naga outfits condemned the Centre’s decision.
They termed the government’s decision as unacceptable. And said that it’s an attempt to “suppress Nagas for generations to come.”
Nagaland declared as ”disturbed area” by Centre
The central government declared the entire Nagaland as a ”disturbed area” for six more months with effect from December 30 under the AFSPA.
The K Elu Ndang, general secretary of Naga Hoho said that the Government of India has ignored the wishes of the Naga People.
He further added, “Naga people will not accept it.”
Also, as per information, Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation has called a meeting on 7th January to discuss the extension of AFSPA.
A committee will soon be instituted to look into the withdrawal of the AFSPA from Nagaland as asserted by the Government of Nagaland.
On December 23, Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a key meeting including Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio, Nagaland Deputy CM Y Patton, NPFLP leader TR Zeliang and Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma.
They decided in the meeting that a committee headed by MHA Additional Secretary N-E will be formed to look into the possibility of withdrawing AFSPA from Nagaland.
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