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Chief Ministers of Nagaland and Meghalaya demands repeal of AFSPA

  • The Chief Ministers of Nagaland and Meghalaya called out to the Central government to repeal the AFSA Act (Armed Forces Special Powers Act), 1958, which protects armed forces from carrying out prosecution in troubled areas.

  • The demand is followed by the killings of fourteen civilians in the Mon district of Nagaland.

  • A case has been booked against a special operations team of the Indian Army. The local police need approval from the Central government to carry out a prosecution against the armed forces.

  • The Indian Army has already conducted a local enquiry.

  • The killings sparked violent protests by the villagers. The protesters torched three army vehicles.