The ruling NDPP has welcomed the resolution of the Nagaland Assembly to demand the Centre for “immediate repeal” of the AFSPA. 

“The NDPP… welcome and support the resolutions unanimously passed by the 13th House of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly… so as to fulfil the clarion call of the people for ‘justice’ and immediate repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA),” the NDPP said in a statement. 

On Monday, the Nagaland Assembly “unanimously resolved” to demand the Centre for repeal of AFSPA from the Northeast.  

“The Nagaland Legislative Assembly unanimously resolves to demand that the Government of India repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 from the Northeast and especially Nagaland,” the resolution moved by chief minister Neiphiu Rio read. 

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In its Christmas greetings message, the NDPP further urged the people to “reflect upon the message of love, joy and peace”. 

“While the entire state is coming to terms with the unimaginable tragedy of 4.12.21, let us take this time to reflect upon the message of love, joy and peace and come together as people, united by Christ,” the NDPP’s Christmas greetings message read. 

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