The demand for repeal of the armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) has grown louder in Nagaland. 

People from all walks of life have come out in protest against the AFSPA, demanding repeal of the ‘draconian’ act. 

A 75-kilometre peace march began from Nagaland’s commercial hub – Dimapur on Monday morning. 

The march will culminate at Kohima – the capital city of Nagaland on Tuesday. 

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The two-day ‘walkathon’ has been called to demand repeal of the AFSPA and justice for the 14 innocent Nagaland civilians who were killed by security forces on December 4 last year. 

At least 14 innocent Nagaland civilians were gunned down by commandos of the 21 para special forces on December 4 at Oting village in the state’s Mon district in a botched counter-insurgency operation. 

The “march against AFSPA” began at 6:30 in the morning of Monday at Supermarket area of Dimapur. 

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