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Meghalaya CM Commits to Fight For AFSPA Repeal, Says AFSPA Fails to Resolve Insurgency Issue in NE

Meghalaya CM Sangma in a statement on Friday says to continue his fight to repeal AFSPA from the Northeast as according to him AFSPA has failed to resolve insurgency issues in the region.

Meghalaya CM Commits to Fight For AFSPA Repeal, Says AFSPA Fails to Resolve Insurgency Issue in NE

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Dec 2021 10:28 AM GMT

SHILLONG: In a Youth Conclave in Manipur on Friday 10 December, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said in his speech that the AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act) has been unable to resolve disputes related to insurgency in the region of Northeast.

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma who is also the President of NPP (National People's Party) has taken the oath to continue his fight in ensuring that AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act) is repealed from the region.

CM Sangma has made this particular statement during his visit to Manipur while speaking on the theme of 'Our future in our hands' at a day-long Youth Conclave that was held at Patsoi, the conclave was organized by NPYF (National People's Youth Front).

During his speech in the Youth conclave, Sangma said that by using force we cannot achieve goals as security aspects are also important to be looked into but AFSPA is not a solution to the problem. The security issue in northeast India is a matter of concern to protect the region from terrorism.

The Chief Minister in the meeting further added that the ultimate solution to resolve the problems is only possible through socio-economic measures and using forces only damages youth as such laws make things even worst. Using of forces increase the violence in the Northeastern states by resulting in various conflicts.

Other higher officials present in the day-long Youth Conclave on Friday were President of National People's Party in Manipur unit, N Kayisii; president of Arunachal Chapter of the National People's Party, Mutchu Mithi; Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur, Yumnam Joykumar and former Minister L Jayantakumar.

AFSPA giving special power to the Central forces and Indian Army that is effective on disturbed areas is in force in the states of Assam, Manipur and Nagaland and in some parts of Arunachal Pradesh.

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