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Arunachal: NPP condemns Nagaland killings, seeks repeal of AFSPA

ITANAGAR: The Arunachal National People’s Party ( NPP ) on Monday called for repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act or AFSPA.

“The recent incident of ambush by security forces, leading to the massacre of 13 innocent unarmed civilians near Oting village in Mon district of Nagaland paints an atrocious, heart-breaking picture,” the state party president Mutchu Mithi said in a press release.

Offering heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families, the state NPP demanded that the perpetrators be brought to justice immediately.

“This is a stark reminder of how armed forces have with impunity misused AFSPA as a repressive tool to enforce a reign of systemic widespread terror on citizens of NE, disrupting every peace process. AFSPA must be repealed,” Mithi said.

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