The Congress in Manipur has taken an oath of complete removal of AFSPA across the state of Manipur if it is elected to power in the 2022 Assembly polls.
In the meantime, the Congress has requested the ruling BJP Party and Chief Minister N Biren Singh to press Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the centre for the law’s immediate removal.
The party said, “The Congress demands the Manipur Chief Minister and government press PM Modi and GoI for repeal of AFSPA in this winter session of Parliament, and (calls on the) Manipur cabinet for immediate removal of Act from the state.”
Besides, the Congress has reminded the BJP that AFSPA had been nullified from seven Assembly constituencies (including state capital Imphal) when it was in power.
Further, the party announced, “Congress rule removed AFSPA from seven Assembly constituencies. If Congress comes back to power in 2022, the first Cabinet meeting will decide on the immediate and complete removal of AFSPA from the entire state.”
The controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) that enables the military personnel in “disturbed regions” to take actions, has come under increasing inspection just after the barbaric killing of 14 innocent civilians in Nagaland past week.