National People’s Party (NPP) MP – Agatha Sangma has given an adjournment motion notice in the Lok Sabha over demand of repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).
Earlier NPP national president and Meghalaya chief minister had also raised a demand for repeal of the AFSPA.
“AFSPA should be repealed,” Meghalaya CM and NPP national president Conrad Sangma said.
Later in an interview to NDTV, Conrad Sangma said: “I have always maintained that AFSPA is counter-productive and doesn’t serve the purpose it’s meant to.”
#NDTVExclusive | "Have always maintained that AFSPA is counter-productive and doesn't serve the purpose it's meant to": Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad), on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (#AFSPA). pic.twitter.com/TMhVAYopb6— NDTV (@ndtv) December 6, 2021
After the killing of 15 civilians by security forces in Nagaland’s Mon district, clamour grows for the repeal of the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the Northeast.
Several political parties and organisations of the Northeast and two chief ministers from the region have demanded the repeal of the draconian Act.
Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio said that he has urged the Centre to revoke the Act.
“I have urged the Union government to remove AFSPA from Nagaland as the law is a black spot on the image of the country,” Rio said.