Ninong Ering raises AFSPA issue
From Our Correspondent
Itagar, May 10: Lok Sabha MP from Aruchal Pradesh Ninong Ering on Monday asked the union home ministry to lift the controversial Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) from the state which was extended for another six months in 12 districts. Raising the issue in the Lok Sabha during zero hour, he expressed resentment over the Centre’s decision to impose the Act once again in the state. “I would like to bring to the notice of the minister of home affairs that the AFSPA has once again been imposed in the peaceful state of Aruchal Pradesh. The three districts of Aruchal - Tirap, Changlang and Longding were under the AFSPA due to some insurgency problems. But even after signing of the accord, why NSCN (IM) has breached the accord in the state?” questioned Ering. “AFSPA had been again imposed in Aruchal Pradesh from March 2015 which was earlier withdrawn due to immense public pressure. The 12 districts of Aruchal Pradesh do not warrant the imposition of this draconian law and hence, it should be lifted from the state,” he pointed out.