The Minister for Planning and Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs, who is also the spokesperson of the state government, Neiba Kronu, informed that a special session to adopt a resolution for revocation of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) has decided to hold a special session, likely on December 20.
The decision was taken keeping in account the growing demand to hold a special session to discuss matters of AFSPA.
The core committee conducted a meeting in Kohima
After which the decision to hold a special session on AFSPA was taken. Along with discussing the agenda for the controversial AFSPA that has been imposed in the state for over six decades.
The unresolved Naga Political Issues will also be discussed by the Assembly, as per information.
Neiba Kronu said, that the session is likely to be held on 20th December which will be summoned by the Governor of Assam and Nagaland Jagdish Mukhi.
The killing of civilians by security forces in Mon district led to this clash
14 people were killed in the firing by security forces in Mon district of Nagaland.
Also, Six coal mine workers were killed in Oting village of Mon district and Seven people died in clashes that followed the incident.
After which the demand of removal of AFSPA from Nagaland was made by Tribal organizations, Women’s organizations, the Naga Students Federation and civic bodies.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio had also demanded the same during the funeral of the people.
What is AFSPA ?
Armed Forces Special Power Act or AFSPA is a law which was implemented in the year 1958. According to the law, the Army has powers of arrest and detention in disturbed areas.
In some states when the state government and the police-administration fails to handle law and order that is when AFSPA comes in for internal security.