UNC demands the removal of AFSPA inhuman action that are specially imposed to kill Nagas
Despite long-term peace and stability in Naga-inhabited territories, the United Naga Council (UNC), the leading Naga civic body, has vigorously protested the continued application of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, in Naga districts.
According to the UNC, the AFSPA’s extension to Manipur, which excludes the 19 police stations in the Imphal Valley for a further six months beginning on October 1, is “arbitrary, biased, and discriminatory.”
The exclusion of territories covered by 19 police stations in Imphal Valley, which has been rife with crime and violence since May 3, 2023, in stark contrast to the AFSPA coverage in the tranquil Naga areas of the state, is allegedly very dubious, according to the Naga group.
“The habitual extension of the draconian law in Naga areas, in spite of peace and normalcy that have prevailed since the signing of the Indo-Naga Ceasefire on July 1, 1997, and also the Framework Agreement between the Government of India (Gol) and the NSCN (IM) on 3rd August 2015 displays loss of sincerity of the Gol and the Government of Manipur with regard to the Indo-Naga peace procedure,” the UNC stated.
It in addition said that while the sector at huge is looking the development of the Indo-Naga peace communicate at the best degree with the go back of peace and normalcy, the Naga areas were languishing below the draconian AFSPA for the reason that 1958.
The blatant and persevered imposition of AFSPA has in addition sullied the democratic credentials of India and has end up a difficulty to the peace system and its development inside the subcontinent, it stated.
The Naga civil frame similarly urged the Government of India to right now withdraw the equal from the Naga place of origin and repair self assurance and goodwill inside the Indo-Naga peace system. The gift unrest in Manipur because of the ethnic disaster between the Meitei and Kuki communities has led to 170 deaths and displaced almost 60,000 humans.