Extend Jurisdiction of Panel Reviewing Withdrawal of AFSPA from Nagaland to Entire North-East: Meghalaya CM

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Published: December 27,2021 11:32 AM
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Nagaland government announced on Sunday that a panel will be formed to look into the withdrawal of AFSPA in Nagaland which will submit its report within 45 days

December 27, 2021: Soon after the announcement of the formation of a committee on withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Nagaland, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Sunday demanded extension of the panel’s jurisdiction to that of the entire North East.



“Welcome the move of Government of India, Amit Shah for approval to set up a panel to review the imposition of the AFSPA in Nagaland. The panel should examine the whole of North East,” Sangma tweeted.





Nagaland government announced on Sunday that a panel will be formed to look into the withdrawal of AFSPA in Nagaland which will submit its report within 45 days and the withdrawal will be based on its recommendations.



A press statement signed by Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Deputy CM Yanthungo Patton and Naga People’s Front Legislature Party leader TR Zeliang said the decision to set up the committee was taken in a meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on December 23.



The decision came after 14 civilians died earlier this month in a botched operation by the army in Mon district and the retaliatory violence triggered by the incident in Nagaland’s Mon district.