NSF opposes the extension of AFSPA, claiming that it portrays Nagaland as a place of anarchy and disorder.
The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) said it “stands in staunch opposition to the continuation of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) inside the Naga place of birth.” In a statement issued these days, the NSF said the Ministry of Home Affairs’ selection to extend the utility of AFSPA, as in keeping with the notification dated September 26, 2023, at the pretext of the “Law and Order” trouble, is an attempt to task Nagaland nation as a land of lawlessness and chaos. The NSF then said the continuation of AFSPA inside the “Naga native land isn’t simply regrettable; it’s far an affront to the concepts of democracy, justice, and human rights.”
Over the years, in step with the NSF, this legislation has long been synonymous with grave human rights abuses, extrajudicial killings, and violations of civil liberties with the aid of armed employees acting on behalf of the kingdom- further exacerbating the distrust between the civilian populace and the safety forces. “It is a testomony to the erosion of democratic ideas while such rules remains implemented in a vicinity that aspires to peace, justice, and reconciliation, and that the Naga humans have endured the ramifications of this draconian law for a ways too lengthy.” The Naga Students’ Federation then referred to as upon the authorities of India to repeal the “contentious AFSPA” and to provoke a authentic manner of struggle decision that respects the rights and dignity of the Naga humans. “We implore the authorities of India to uphold the ideas of justice, human rights, and the rule of thumb of law in the place”, it introduced.
Furthermore, the apex Naga student body then urged the government of India to interact in constructive communicate with all stakeholders on board to paintings toward a complete and enduring method to the protracted Indo-Naga issue while fostering an surroundings of agree with and reconciliation. The NSF also stated it “stands united with the Naga humans in our quest for a just and non violent society and we remain committed to advocating for the rights and aspirations of our human beings.”