In today’s 10th session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative assembly resolutions have been passed demanding to repeal AFSPA.
It has “unanimously resolved” to demand the Government of India to repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 from the North East, specifically from Nagaland.
The Nagaland Legislative Assembly passed resolutions
The operative part of the resolution that has been moved by Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio reads thus:
“The Nagaland Legislative Assembly unanimously resolves to demand that the Government of India repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 from the North East, and specifically from Nagaland, so as to strengthen the ongoing efforts to find a peaceful political settlement to the Naga political issue.”
Following resolutions were passed during 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly
1) The Nagaland Legislative Assembly has vehemently condemned the massacre that took place in the Oting-Tiru Village area in Mon District on 4th December 2021 in the indiscriminate firing by the 21 Para Special Forces of the Indian Army in which 13 innocent people were killed, followed by the killing of one innocent person by security forces at Mon town on 5th December 2021 and injuring of 35 persons during the incidents.
2) The house also called for an apology from the appropriate authority, along with an assurance that justice will be delivered by applying the laws of the land upon those who perpetrated the inhuman massacre and upon those who are responsible for the incident.
3) Also, the House has appealed to the citizens of Mon district, its civil societies, the citizens of the State, and mass based organizations to extend cooperation to the Government and its agencies in its collective efforts to demand justice and to restore normalcy in the interest of all the citizens.
The Assembly, further, appreciated and supported citizens and civil society organizations in their demand for repealing AFSPA and delivery of justice while appealing to all sections to follow democratic norms and non-violence in our collective endeavor towards the realization of peace and delivery of justice.
4) The Naga people have been crying for peace and an early solution for the long-pending Naga Political issue.
Regarding which the house mentioned, “It is of paramount importance that the people’s voice is heard and respected. The House, therefore, once again appeals to the negotiating parties of the Indo-Naga political dialogue to bring the talks to its logical conclusion by reaching a settlement that is honorable and inclusive at the earliest.”
Amidst growing demands to conduct a special assembly session to adopt a resolution to repeal the AFSPA after the killing of 14 civilians in Mon district a special session was conducted today.