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Nagaland: CM Neiphiu Rio demands removal of AFSPA to Amit Shah

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Nagaland: Locals are demanding the removal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) as14 civilians were killed by Army in Mon district. Chief Minister of Nagaland on Monday, Neiphiu Rio attending the mass funeral ceremony of the victims demanded the removal of AFSPA.

What did the Nagaland CM say?

Rio said, “I have spoken to Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Defense Ministry. The Centre has taken the matter very seriously. Bue we have demanded the Central government to remove AFSPA from Nagaland. This law has blackened the image of our largest democratic country as it’s against human rights.”

On Sunday, after getting to know about the event he rushed to Delhi as he went to meet Shah to continue the Naga peace talks.

T Yepthomi, NDPP (Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party) MP in Lok Sabha said, “An inquiry should be initiated. The state government has given ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakhs each to the families of the victims. The Centre should also give adequate compensation to the affected families.”

State mourns for the innocent

Prime Minister Modi also held a meeting with the top ministers in the Parliament over the firing incident on Monday. Also the state, has been seen mourning over the innocents meanwhile arranging the funeral for them.

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