Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said that despite the Union Home Ministry’s decision last year to extend the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA),1958, for another six months in Nagaland, the state government is firm on the resolution adopted in the House.
Nagaland Chief Secretary J Alam has ordered night curfews from 9 pm to 5 am from Sunday and restriction on mass gatherings to 50 per cent of the capacity of the venue or up to a maximum of 200 people, whichever is lower, subject to all those taking part are fully vaccinated.
2021: Fourteen civilians, including six daily wagers working at a coal mine, were shot dead in a series of firings by security forces in Nagaland’s Mon district on December 4 in a botched anti-militancy operation, triggering a nationwide outrage.
Nagaland: The Centre has reconsidered its latest extension of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) by six months in the state, amidst the row over the killing of 14 civilians by the security forces in the state.
Fourteen civilians were killed by security forces in firing incidents in Mon district earlier this month, triggering demands in Nagaland to withdraw AFSPA from the northeastern state.
The ILP is a document that allows non-indigenous people from outside the state to enter or temporarily stay in Nagaland.
Expressing his condolences to the Konyak community, to which the civilians belonged, the chief minister appealed them to maintain peace.
Fourteen civilians were killed in related incidents of firing in the restive state of Nagaland on Saturday and Sunday.
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Monday demanded the repeal of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 from the state, where 14 civilians were killed by security forces in Mon district in an anti-insurgency operation fiasco and said the state too has special powers.
“The state government has condemned the incident in Oting village area of Mon district that resulted in the death of 13 civilians,” Nagaland Chief Secretary J Alam said in the statement.
The simultaneous withdrawal of the security personnel would be completed in the next 24 hours.
The Nagaland chief minister said that since Meghalaya shares borders with Assam, it also had to decrease the rates to stay in the competition.
The bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha earlier this month, has been an issue of concern in Nagaland and triggered protests across the northeastern region, the state government said.
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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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