Hundreds of people of Nagaland on Monday from different walks of life, demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) went on a walking protest. They joined the two-day walkathon from Nagaland’s Dimapur to state capital Kohima, a distance of more than 70 km.
The protesters will take a night halt in Piphema after which the march has been resumed at 6:00 am on Tuesday, 11 January. They are moving towards Kohima. According to reports, several locals and organizations are likely to join the march before proceeding to the Raj Bhavan to submit a memorandum.
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The march began at the Super Market area of Dimapur with volunteers and participants holding placards, demanding the repeal of the AFSPA. They are demanding justice for the victims, who were allegedly killed by security forces. Recently, a committee was formed to look into the demand of the withdrawal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) from Nagaland, which was supposed to submit its report to the government within 45 days.