The demand for repeal of the armed forces special powers act (AFSPA) in the Northeast is growing louder ever since the killing of 13 Nagaland civilians by security forces. 

On Thursday, the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) staged a demonstration at Dighalipukhuri in Guwahati demanding repeal of AFSPA. 

AASU chief advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya said: “The culprits of Nagaland killings must get exemplary punishment.” 

“AFSPA should be repealed across the Northeast,” Bhattacharya said. 

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He further accused the Centre of ignoring the Northeast. 

“The Centre should remember there is a part of India beyond Kolkata. That is Northeast. Attack on the people of Nagaland is an attack on the people of Assam,” the AASU said. 

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