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NPC flays Centre’s decision

By EMN Updated: Jan 04, 2020 9:09 pm

Dimapur, Jan. 4 (EMN): The Nagaland Peace Centre (NPC) has condemned the government of India’s declaration of the whole state of Nagaland a disturb area and extension of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) for another six months.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the NPC termed the move as highly insensitive and tyrannical.

“Extension of AFSPA to Nagaland is not only viewed as a threat to the ongoing peace talk but it is also a threat to democracy as it will affect the law and order situation of the state. The office fears that such tyranny on the part of the central government would refresh old memories where many Nagas had suffered under the Indian militancy and that it would further create numerous hindrances to n the peace progress of the state, in particular and the country in general,” read the statement.

It asserted that the Centre, at this juncture, should be sensitive to the Naga people and its present situation.

By EMN Updated: Jan 04, 2020 9:09:31 pm