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AFSPA should be repealed, demands Meghalaya CM Conrad K Sangma

SHILLONG: The Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma Monday demanded the repeal of The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA).

In a tweet, Sangma wrote, “AFSPA should be repealed.”

On Sunday, Sangma said that he was deeply saddened by the loss of lives in Oting village. “My deepest condolences to the bereaved families. I pray for the speedy recovery of those injured and peace to be restored,” Sangma wrote on Twitter.

On Saturday, the security officers in a case of “mistaken identity” opened fire at a pick-up van, killing six civilians in Nagaland’s Mon district. In the operation and the clashes that ensued with the security forces later, 13 civilians were killed on Saturday.

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