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Meghalaya Chief Minister pledges to continue its fight against AFSPA on his visit to Manipur

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Meghalaya: On December 10, the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad K Sangma said that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) has failed to settle down the issue of insurrection that took place in the Northeastern region. The CM then took an oath saying that his party would continue to fight till the stringent law is abrogated.

Conrad K Sangma, who is the national president of the National People’s Party (NPP), gave a good and strong speech at the day-long Youth Conclave which was  organized by the National People’s Youth Front (NPYF) at Patsoi in Manipur’s Imphal West district. The theme of the event was ‘Our future in our hands’. 

Statements:

Sangma said, “It is only through socio-economic measures, that we’ll be able to find the ultimate solution. By using the Armed Forces, we’re once again damaging our youth.”

“Therefore in this conference we need to realize that this kind of politics, these kinds of laws make things worse,” he added.

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 provides power to the Indian Army and Central forces deployed in “disturbed areas”. Excluding the seven assembly constituencies in these powers are implemented in Nagaland, Assam, Manipur and also in some parts of Arunachal Pradesh. The implementation was withdrawn from Meghalaya in 2018.

Meghalaya CM Sangma on unemployment:

CM Sangma citing the issue of unemployment said that the NPP feels that besides putting emphasis on education, every youth of the present generation must be trained to sharpen their skills so that these youths don’t have to sit jobless hoping to work under some firm.

Sangma on Climate Change:

About climate change CM Sangma requested the volunteers of NPYF to play a key role to overcome the issue of climate change in the North eastern region.

Also Read: MEGHALAYA: CONGRESS CONFIDENT ABOUT 12 MLAS’ DISQUALIFICATION AFTER MERGE WITH AITC

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